How do we become creative individuals, by ourselves and with others? How do we increase innovation in our work or study environments? How do we learn to think in unlimited ways? The answers to these questions can be found in this book, which presents new methods for enhancing our own and others’ creativity. I co-authored this both with Søren Hansen.
Creativity is the engine of innovation and entrepreneurship. At the core of creativity is the ability to see original connections and to combine our knowledge in new ways. It’s about finding creativity within ourselves and releasing our creative potential without being limited by our social, cultural or professional backgrounds.
The book is aimed at readers who wish to make others more creative, including leaders, coaches, educators, advisers and teachers. The practical part of the book is based on action research carried out in cooperation with various companies, schools, hospitals, ministries, universities and local government administrations.
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In this paper The Creative Platform is elaborated as a new paradigm in didactic thinking where the aim is to engage in an experience rather than reflecting on it. The Creative Platform is a didactic approach for unlimited application of knowledge. In that sense it is a didactics for creativity because being creative involves applying knowledge without being limited from professional, social or cultural boundaries. I co-authored this paper with Søren Hansen.
The paper presents a conceptualisation of The Creative Platform into 4 pillars. The four pillars are defined as No-Judgment, Task-Focused, Parallel Thinking and Horizontal Thinking. It also presents a general model for any course or process that is to be taking place on The Creative Platform. The model consists of 6 steps that take the participants onto The Creative Platform, make them work on it, and take them down from it again.
Want inspiration on how to implement The Creative Platform in your classes? This is a collection of reflected experiences on how The Creative Platform has been applied in settings like writing (language), motivation and focus (science), meditation, inclusion, numbers (math), self-confidence and enjoyment of learning as well as systematic development of fundamental creative skills in education. I edited this anthology book in collaboration with Søren Hansen. Chapter authors were Ann-Merete Iversen, Ulla Ovesen, Stine Clasen, Dorthe Iversen, Jette Jul, Ebbe Kromann-Andersen, Louise Malmkjær, Tyge Mortensen & Karen Kierkegaard.
The book provides a short introduction to the concept of The Creative Platform and some chapter include hands-on step-by-step examples of how to implement The Creative Platform in your classes.