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Learning Theory and Creativity

Over at Creating Passionate Users, Kathy Sierra and Dan Russell have written a great post entitled A Crash Course in Learning Theory that offers a quick guide to very useful concepts gleaned from cognitive learning research. As we work toward creativity … Continue reading

A DaVinci Year in Review

by Kyle Dahlem, Executive Director – The DaVinci Institute The DaVinci Institute continues to be a viable non-profit organization—small but with a growing impact. Although our membership year runs from July to June, the following calendar year activities give you … Continue reading

The Empowering Creative Triad

By Dennis C. Williams, Dean – College of Teaching and Learning, Southern Nazarene University I was up early this morning, working through the four quadrants that Ken Wilber identifies in his Marriage of Sense and Soul and thinking about how he … Continue reading

DaVinci Scholar Announced as Teacher of the Year Finalist

Congratulations to UCO graduate and 2008 DaVinci Scholar Kim Massicotte. Kim was recently announced as one of nine 2014 Oklahoma Public School Foundation Teacher of the Year finalists.

New Book – Myths of Creativity by David Burkus

Dr. David Burkus, ORU assistant professor, who spoke at the DaVinci Spring Forum, is announced that his book The Myths of Creativity: The Truth about How Innovative Companies and People Really Generate Great Ideas  is now available. Engaging his reader in entertaining, … Continue reading

The Imperative of DaVinci Institute’s Mission

By Kyle Dahlem, Executive Director, DaVinci Institute The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank at the cutting edge of designing innovation policies and documenting how advances in technology are creating new opportunities to … Continue reading

Neuro-activation/de-activation Recipe for Creativity?

by Jeff King, Executive Director Center for Excellence in Transformative Teaching and Learning University of Central Oklahoma Will it ever be possible to induce creativity? Maybe some researchers investigating underlying processes and structures of creativity, whether neurological (the “wetware”), electro- … Continue reading

WHY: The Creative Question

By John Dexter Marble, Ph.D., J.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Exploring questions with divergent answers is the heart of the creative enterprise.  The uncertainty associated with a variety of insights from different … Continue reading

The Confession of an ISTJ

by Dr. Gary L. Grady, Psychology Instructor, Connors State College “Hello. I’m Gary and I’m an ISTJ.” Those who are familiar with types, based on the theories of Jung and the work of Myers and Briggs, know that means I am a … Continue reading

Review: Colgrass Creativity Workshop

by Jeff King, Executive Director, Center for Excellence in Transformative Teaching & Learning Dr. Michael Colgrass, Pulitzer Prize-winning and Emmy Award-winning author and composer, conducted a workshop on creativity Tuesday morning, March 5, 2013, at the University of Central Oklahoma as part … Continue reading