Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Creativity Crisis

A must-read for anyone teaching art. While our funding is being cut and there is more focus on high-stakes testing, we are producing students who are less equipped to compete in the 21st century job market. How many of you have heard the phrase that the most of the jobs our students will be doing haven't been invented yet? I wonder who will be inventing them?

The more creative a student is, the more likely they are to be "entrepreneurs, inventors, college presidents, authors, doctors, diplomats, and software developers." Another quote: "The correlation to lifetime creative accomplishment was more than three times stronger for childhood creativity than childhood IQ."

IBM agrees. When asked what the most important competency for leadership in the future will be, an IBM poll of 1,500 CEOs ranked creativity at #1.

How are we preparing our children for the future?

Full story: The Creativity Crisis.

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