Sternberg defines creativity as a drive resulting in the production of something “both original and worthwhile” (Laureate Education, 2007). He suggests that creative people demonstrate non-conforming attitudes toward commonly held societal conventions that hamper their creative pursuits, as well as demonstrating a consistent drive to attend to their creative interests. Creative individuals also show a willingness to take risks as well as criticism in the interest of improving their creative work.
For this Discussion, consider the arguments made in the video in this week’s Learning Resources. Think about ways that you have addressed problems, in particular the level of creativity you may have brought to solutions. Consider whether individuals can increase their own levels of creativity.
Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2007). Creativity. Baltimore, MD: Author.
With these thoughts in mind:
Post an example either of a creative solution you developed to address a problem in your life or a creative improvement upon a solution that lacked innovative qualities. Consider the notion of whether creativity can be enhanced. Post an argument for or against this assertion and explain why. Support your argument with reference to the Learning Resources.
Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.