Creativity Conference – What I Learned

The Creativity Conference was held here at SOU last Friday through Monday.   I started out, a naif, knowing nothing about how to think about creativity or how to measure it.  Here is what I learned.

  • Creativity can be taught.
  • Creativity can be measured.
  • Creativity is good.
  • Creativity is trans-disciplinary.
  • Creativity is thinking.
  • Creativity produces artifacts.
  • Creativity is resisted in college.
  • Creativity involves empathy.
  • Creativity needs permission.
  • Creativity can be embedded in a story.
  • Creativity requires overcoming fear.
  • Creativity requires discipline.
  • Creativity takes time.
  • Creativity is hard to transfer.
  • Creativity is a process.
  • Creativity is domain specific.



About jrh794

I am a sixty-five year old math instructor at Southern Oregon University. I taught at the College of the Siskiyous in Weed California for twenty-six years. Prior to that I worked as a computer programmer, carpenter and in various other jobs. I graduated from Rice University in 1967 and have a MS in Operations Research from Stanford. In the past I have hand-built a stone house and taken long solo bicycle tours. Now I ride my mountain bike and play golf for recreation.
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