Abstract

Abstract

Creativity could be one of the most important human resources if proper focus were given to its development. In a time when creativity levels seem to be on the decline, our society would benefit from a serious effort to address myths and misconceptions in relation to creativity, and if American schools would acknowledge the benefits of including creativity throughout the curriculum for all children in every day of every year of public schooling.

If more emphasis is not placed on creativity, there can be serious consequences. The child who spends and extraordinary amount of time in front of a television and with toys, activities, and educational programs that require little to no creative thinking will become an adult who is limited to what he or she can accomplish. Creativity is a complex concept, but there are multiple ways to intentionally include meaningful creative experiences in our lives. In doing so, the many benefits for individuals and society as a whole will result. Knowledge does little good for the person who does not know what to do with it. As Albert Einstein stated, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

Semester/Year of Award

Spring 5-9-2016

Mentor

Gay Sweeley

Department/Professional Affiliation

Art and Design

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Degree Name

Honors Scholars

Department

Art and Design

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