A Rationale for Including Creative Thinking in the Classroom

Currently the exists a “Crisis in Creativity”.  The Creativity Crisis: The Decrease in Creative Thinking Scores on the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking was published in the Creativity Research Journal in 2011, and its impact was huge. Its finding that since the mid-90s imagination in the US has been in a ‘steady and persistent decline’ while IQ continued to rise made the headlines, even the front page of Newsweek magazine.  It led to a period of national soul-searching. When I came across it several years later, I was fascinated that I had never heard mention of it from anyone in the climate change and social justice worlds.  If climate change is anything, it must be the greatest failure  of the imagination in the history of the world.  Perhaps K’s paper might offer some illumination as to why our response isn’t happening fast enough?

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