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What comes to mind when you hear the word "creativity"? Painter on the canvas in the morning? The composer spends hours in a new piece until it's perfect? Or maybe an actor who brings tears to the audience with the right word, said at the right time?
What about that final project you were supposed to do for your anthropology class? I don't know about you, but if you'd asked me a couple of years ago, if creativity had something to do with work, I'd say something like.
Well, of course, but only if you have such a creative major as art, creative writing, music, drama, or dance.
But lately, I've realized that all my assumptions were wrong. Creativity is absolutely in your research,
That's why in today's post I'm going to smash something that is the kind of creativity you can practice it, and how you can apply it to your research ..
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Like the love and recipe of the perfect burrito, creativity is hard to define. It didn' t stop scientists from trying. As a neuroscientist and psychiatrist Nancy S. Andreasen.
The classic test of the divergent thinking would be to ask people a question like,
Due to this discrepancy, many researchers are also studying A big one.
This approach also has its own problems, as it involves a subjective assessment of creativity, let not to mention the neglect of all creative individuals who are simply not fortunate to achieve wide acceptance ..
Since science is still not sure how to define and quantify creativity, I think that popular and philosophical definitions of creativity are just as useful. My favorite definition comes from the author Denise Shekerjyan, who is
"... the idea of connecting two unrelated things in an efficient way."
Shakherjyan's definition gets the idea that creativity is something amazing and even magical. It's a surprise that comes when you or someone else notices and torrts the unlikely connections ..
All this was said.
"Creativity is a process, not an event."
Now that we have a working definition of creativity, we need to discuss why this is important for the work you do for school. The simple answer is that you only wrote you ...
When you went to high school, it was probably quite simple.
In college, however, that is not enough. Of course, you can only go through your first couple of semesters at the expense of regression, but you have to be creative at any higher level. The higher-level courses ask you to think outside of the box, go beyond the surface level ...
For example, let' s say that your professor of philosophy assigns you a paper about the meaning of life. If you want to do it well,
Besides, creativity is very important.
This, of course, is not to say that creativity can replace hard work.
However, creativity can complement your training in various ways ..
So what makes the creative approach to the study look like the day? Well, it depends on the type of work. In general, the creative approach is best when you need to create new information, come up with a new solution, or save a large number of complex facts ..
Of course, creative thinking works well for "obvious" creative projects that include writing, drawing, dance, painting or musical production, but it also applies in.
For example, creative thinking is very valuable when working on a mathematical problem without a simple solution (or a few solutions). I can't say that I know a lot about mathematics (of course, not at the college level), so I'm going to move to Kai Brunkalis, Professor of Mathematics at Walsh University ...
In his paper, "How to Increase Mathematical Creation-Experiment."
Moreover, creative approaches are very powerful for remembering large amounts of information. Specific methods include mnemonics and elbows. I will study each of them in detail to give you an idea of what is possible ...
You must be familiar with the mnemonics. A.
But mnemonics can also include stories and fancy images. Like his book.
As you can imagine, mnemonics are useful in dozens of fields. With the right amount of creativity, you can design a mnemonic to help you remember almost anything ...
Mnemonics are great for most of the memorations you need to do for school. Sometimes you have to remember absolutely.
Technically, the loci method is a mnemonic device. It's just doing things a little further than your standard word mnemonics ...
To use the loci method, you must first have an environment that you are familiar with. It could be anything, although I would recommend using your orphanhouse, as it probably has a good reputation in your memory ..
Each location in the environment becomes "locus", a place that is associated with a particular category of things. In each of the locus, you represent the regular objects and associate them with the information you want to remember ..
Having taken our example of the capital cities of every country in the world, we must first decide how to divide the countries, so that they correspond to the locations in your environment. The details will depend on your situation, but I can, for example, decide that every room in my home is a geographic region or continent ..
From there, I could associate the country and the capital with specific objects. So my kitchen can represent Eastern Europe, and within that I can link Budapest, Hungary, with my kitchen sink ...
All throughout this process requires a lot of creative thinking. See how it surpasses this process to just remember or even remember.
I'm just scratching the surface of the creative memory methods, so if you're interested in learning more, I suggest you start with.
As I said at the beginning of the article, creativity is a skill that can be learned and practiced.
Here are some of the ways I would propose to practice creativity outside of the classroom:
And it's just a few ideas for you to start. I'm sure you'll find dozens more on your ...
There's no manual to be creative. It's an imprecise process that science is trying to measure. But ...
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