work

Creativity and Innovation

I’m following the Design Thinking and Creativity for Innovation course on EdX. The initial video with Tim Kastelle [http://timkastelle.org/] draws together creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation in improving ideas to create value whether for individuals or organisations. He quotes a definition of creativity as creating something that is both novel and ‘useful’ which seems to me to exclude a lot of creative…

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learning, work

Cues for Creativity

I’m currently dipping in to the Creativity Toolkit MOOC from the University if Illinois. Two aspects of the course so far have been useful. One is the distinction between stories and perspectives. The professors argue that creativity occurs not in advancing a story on the same trajectory, but when your perspective (or framing) of that story changes. This reframing may…

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learning, research, work

Professional learning, informal learning and ‘wicked’ problems

This is a diagram I’ve drawn based on Peter Sloep’s Chapter on Networked Professional Learning in Littlejohn, A. and Margaryan, A. (2014) Technology Enhanced Professional Learning: Processes, Practices and Tools. London: Routledge:   I’ve posted previously on Peter Sloep’s work on learning networks. I found this chapter to be a useful analysis of the concept of networked learning in relation to professional…

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teaching

creatively inert

Flicking back through some of my relatively recent delicius book marks and came across this one from Scott Berkun giving a nice summary on why creativity inputs – courses, books, conferences, even people – rarely lead to organisational creativity. Inertia rules!

teaching

Some interesting stuff

Here’s a link to some interesting links on creativity and innovation – worth exploring. Further interesting and thoughtful argument on Google‘s branding from Umair Haque although I’m not convinced that a traditional approach to branding automatically leads to plastering your home page with Ads – altho’ that would be a traditional strategy from an advertisers and marketers’ perspective. I’d suggest…

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