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STEM Education In America Is Half-Brained And A Four-Letter Word

The education system in America has been hijacked by the left-brain, convergent thinking Sputnik generation of leadership who fail to recall how imagination coupled with basic skills of reading, writing and mathematics was our country’s formula for success in winning the race to the moon....

Entrepreneurs Need Creative Thinking After the Idea

Brainstorming, ideation, thinking outside the box, disruption, creative thinking – whatever you want to call the process of developing successful new business approaches – is something that must explore every day in your business. You have to let go of things that are holding you...

UCSD STE[+a]M – Art and Science Have a Chat in ‘ANOMALIA’

In scientific research, an anomalous finding can be cast aside because it falls outside of the typical and does not fit cleanly in a normal distribution curve. This very deviation is the premise for the “ANOMALIA” exhibition at the University Art Gallery Feb. 16 through...

The U.S. Needs to Make More Jobs More Creative

The U.S. jobs data referenced in this post/study further supports the need for incorporating Arts into STEM education - for allowing creative, innovative thinking in technical fields....

Symphony of Science – The Greatest Show on Earth!

A musical celebration of the wonders of biology, including evolution, natural selection, DNA, and more. Featuring David Attenborough, Richard Dawkins and Bill Nye. "The Greatest Show on Earth" is the 13th video in the Symphony of Science music videos series. Materials used in this video...

The Rainforest, Our Rainforest

What do the creative industries need most to economically flourish? We need to be the core of a new kind of creative economic ecosystem. One that supports the spreading of our creative wealth to help ourselves and others achieve economic growth and develop a culture...

What Does Teaching Creativity Look Like?

Do you see yourself as a creative person? Our current standardized approach to teaching and learning tends to slot students students into silos—art-school types on one side and analytical thinkers on the fast track to law school on the other—so our society has a pretty...

Why Creative Teaching is Essential For the Information Age

There’s a belief in this country that every student should graduate from high school with the same standard set of knowledge. This standard curriculum is lengthy, and states spend many years—and plenty of money—creating fancy bullet-pointed lists of the subjects students are expected to know....