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Seven typical hurdles to teaching creativity at art schools and how they can be overcome

Academy of Visual Arts (November 23, 2012)

CONFERENCE / SYMPOSIUM : International Conference on Research Creativity : Praxis

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MAJOR SPEAKER : Gilgen, Daniel
LENGTH : 22 min.
ACCESS : Open to all
SUMMARY : This paper describes the typical hurdles encountered during the creative process along with several methods that may be useful in overcoming these impediments. These hurdles illustrate why teaching creativity at art and design schools is, for the most part, difficult. Specific examples are given from a variety of creative techniques used in art courses. Here we focus on the following seven obstacles that students and teachers face the most often: 1. Rapid Failure 2. Incongruous Locations and Situations 3. Inappropriate Definition of the Problem 4. Time Restrictions 5. Holistic Thinking 6. Limited Perspective 7. Inflexible Use of Methods  [Go to the full record in the library's catalogue]

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