Category Archives: Blog

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

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

Overcoming Fear to Teach Creatively

by Tamara Davis, Department of English, Northern Oklahoma College Fear.  It is such a powerful word.  It is often the deterrent to innovative practice in the classroom.  It is easy to study innovative best practice and much more difficult to … Continue reading

On Pioneering the Road Already Traveled: Assessment and Accountability

by Steven Harmon Wilson, Dean of Academic Assessment, Tulsa Community College Among the DaVinci Institute’s purposes is to recommend ways to leverage the state’s ample intellectual, cultural, and social resources to promote creativity in Oklahoma. To this end, I was recently tasked … Continue reading

Cultivating Learner Creativity in an Age of Information Overload

Jeff King, Exec. Dir., Center for Excellence in Transformative Teaching & Learning, University of Central Oklahoma The ease of access to information possessed by the average American student of almost any age today would be unimaginable to teachers only three decades ago. … Continue reading