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Future Forces Affecting Education

By Kyle Dahlem, Executive Director, DaVinci Institute Consider these questions What foresight has gone into educational decisions, legislative action when considering the role of cultural/economic influences? These are not necessarily new questions but ones that are being asked more frequently. … Continue reading

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Directions of Change

By Kyle Dahlem, Executive Director, DaVinci Institute This isn’t the first time that I’ve focused my comments on the ever evolving . . . . . .you name it. And it won’t be my last. “It” is evolving, changing, morphing. … Continue reading

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Creative You

By Dr. Erik Guzik and Dr. Kathy Goff, cSchool, Creative Oklahoma Are you creative?  Very few of us think we are. In fact, when many of us think about creativity, we often conjure up images of musicians, artists, and writers—the … Continue reading

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Creativity in the Workplace

by Doug Eaton, Director of International Sales, Kimray, Inc. The creativity movement around the world is capturing the imaginations of education, arts and business advocate groups around the world. Not many would be surprised about Education and the Arts. After … Continue reading

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Thinking Outside of the Tank

by Steven Harmon Wilson, Ph.D. The DaVinci Institute is a “creativity think tank” that, while enjoying the support of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and with board members representing many Oklahoma public and private colleges and universities, has focused its … Continue reading

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Creativity on Speed

Last week, we shared a post from Creating Passionate Users related to the application of learning theories.  Another of their great posts – entitled Creativity on speed – suggests that breakthrough creativity is inspired by going really fast.  They provide a few cool … Continue reading

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Creative Oklahoma Communities Initiative

by Dr. Kathy Goff, cSchool Program Director, Creative Oklahoma  The Oklahoma Creative Communities Initiative is designed to identify and develop the creative capacities of a community for economic development and improved quality of life. This initiative focuses on locating and mobilizing … Continue reading

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Developing Creativity in the Classroom

by Whitney Porch-Van Heuvelen, Assistant Professor of Design, Southern Nazarene University Teaching students to be creative in the classroom is easily attainable by setting three main goals: a) developing an environment where students build a solid graphic design foundation based … Continue reading

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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

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