Faculty of creativity LO30277

From: Alan Cotterell (acottere@bigpond.net.au)
Date: 06/18/03

Replying to LO30257 --

Dear AT,

I don't remember whether I have mentioned this before - In a book titled
'The Social Relations of Science' by J.G.Crowther, it is mentioned that
authoritarian regimes stifle creativity - perhaps they are mutually

Who ever heard of 'creative design engineering'? However I would have
thought that a design engineer with a creative bent would have the edge
over others when it comes to finding solutions.

I suggest there is room in our education systems to teach kids how to be
creative. Simple research usually involves a computer search and
preparation of a paper from the results. How nice it would be to discover
some originality, some initiation of knowlege, something which causes a
paradigm shift, not just a regurgitation of the data.

We could start by teaching kids to do the cryptic crossword puzzles -
helps with lateral thinking!

Best Regards,
Alan Cotterell


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