The Importance of Teaching Creativity

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Creativity is a needed skill for the modern workforce. According to the Future of Jobs report by World Economic Forum, complex problem solving, social skills, and process skills are the top three skills that students will need to succeed in the future. As more and more positions are being moved from human workers to machines, the value of creativity is only going up. As the traditional workforce changes, any skill that can be programmed will be. As the demand of specialized and highly skilled workers goes up, the importance placed on creativity and problem solving will only increase.

The value of creativity isn’t just something that will help students as they enter the workforce. Creativity changes the way that students approach problems, and helps them strengthen the ties between what they are learning in the classroom and what is happening in the real world.

When students feel comfortable being creative, they are more likely to take risks and try new things in order to find new solutions to everyday problems. This confidence will help them persevere through more complex STEAM problems, and help them to take on challenges with ease.

Having the right tools and mindset is an extremely important factor when it comes to teaching creativity. While teachers may not need high tech tools, there are plenty of options that can help encourage and inspire students. Reach out to your preferred reseller or Douglas Stewart account manager today to learn more about tools to help teach creativity.

Sources

https://blog.ed.ted.com/2015/05/08/10-ways-to-teach-creativity-in-the-classroom/

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