With Jeff Barnum, a friend of mine, I’m about to develop a series of courses that will be purported in our as of yet unwritten supporting literature to develop creativity. I have adopted a self-deprecating tone here because hubris is harder in my experience to recover from. Also, teaching creativity is not like teaching the parts of speech. There is no universally agreed upon content: nouns and verbs and conjunctions, so to speak. In fact, if you get caught up in some content in teaching creativity, you miss the whole damn point. Creativity is not a content, but a capacity. Obviously, that’s no great insight, but sometimes it’s good to start from the obvious.
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