Creativity Perspective on Entrepreneurship (chapter in handbook on entrepreneurship)

Creativity is often perceived as rather static: something that one either has or does not have. However, there are several examples on how to manipulate mental states to temporarily become more creative by using techniques for cognitive stimulation and by using processes for structuring the thoughts of individuals and interaction in teams. More interestingly, research suggests that it may be possible to learn the “rules of creativity” by simple training. As such, it is possible to advance the skills of creativity and thus become more creative human beings in all aspects of life including the engagement in entrepreneurial activities. The potential of taking this knowledge into the field of entrepreneurship education is interesting for the development of better entrepreneurs. I co-authored this paper with Chaoying Tang and Jizhong Zhou.

This chapter discusses the role of creativity training for entrepreneurship education and matters of concern in integrating creativity training in entrepreneurship education. Concepts of creativity and creativity training are reviewed next, followed by the examination of the relationship between creativity and entrepreneurship. The integration of creativity into entrepreneurship is then discussed, followed by conclusion and suggestions for potential implications for future research.

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Learning Perspectives on Digital Embodied Creativity Training (free scientific paper)

As training is increasingly digitalised in general education it becomes relevant to evaluate this new medium for learning. This is particularly true in the field of embodied creativity training because of its strong focus on the embodiment of creative skills. This paper evaluates potential levels of competence development when using a digital embodied creativity training program and it discusses the related themes of motivation for and transfer of learning.

The paper finds that while digital embodied creativity training, through its gamification possibilities, might increase personal engagement and motivation inside and outside the classroom, the training should reflect relatable situations to real-life experiences to increase the transfer effect. The opportunity for skills acquisition from distance learning seems paramount, even though digital embodied creativity training may not support all educational aims right now, as some skills may be easier to acquire in face-to-face training settings. Further improvements in technology could change this in the near future. The paper stresses the need for further research on this emerging topic of digital embodied creativity training. I co-authored this paper with Sandra Dingli, Shirley Pulis Xerxen, Kristian Brøndum, Patricia Nunez, Liisa Irene Hänninen and Chaoying Tang.

Juego de Cartas con Combinaciones Creativas (free toolkit)

Need to introduce serious creativity training in your classes in a serious and engaging way. This free toolkit will significantly advance your students/pupils creative skills through gaming. It is a mix and match game focused on making new combinations of existing products. It has been designed based on historically important creativity research. I invented this toolkit in collaboration with colleagues from Complutense University in Madrid and it has been published in an open access version by CÁTEDRA.

Juego de Bocetos Creativos (free toolkit)

Need to introduce serious creativity training in your classes in a fun and engaging way. This free toolkit will significantly advance your students/pupils creative skills through gaming. It is a drawing game where the drawing is started by opponent teams. It has been designed based on historically important creativity research. I invented this toolkit in collaboration with colleagues from Complutense University in Madrid and it has been published in an open access version by CÁTEDRA .

Ejercicios para Estimular la Creatividad en el Aula (free toolkit)

You can now systematically develop creative skills in your classroom in Spanish. Use this free starter toolkit to make significant advances to individual and team creative skills. It is designed to provide a quick positive experience with systematic training of creativity including flexibility, idea generation and imagination. I invented this toolkit in collaboration with colleagues from Complutense University in Madrid and it has been published in an open access version by CÁTEDRA .