Date of Award

8-2017

Access Control

Open Access

Degree Name

Creative Studies, M.S.

Department

Center for Studies in Creativity

Advisor

Dr. Susan Keller-Mathers

Department Home page

http://creativity.buffalostate.edu/

First Reader

Dr. Susan Keller-Mathers

Abstract

The idea of creativity continues to gain global currency as the tool for growth and development, especially in our contemporary world. There is an emerging universal paradigm shift that promotes creativity as something that could be structured and deliberate as against the erstwhile belief that it is restricted and by chance. Nevertheless, some individuals, groups, and climes are yet to fully embrace creativity in all its ramifications. Creativity practice is one of the means to foster and sustain creativity in persons and groups. Consequently, nurturing creativity continues to impact people and contexts. Through four case studies, this project presents a fortuitous journey of an unlikely party which begins from without and ends on a personal discovery which transforms both the subject-facilitator and the various contexts in which deliberate creativity practice is facilitated. A case is made for the espousal of deliberate creativity as a veritable skill for the growth and development of not only organizations but persons thereby touting creativity in a deliberate manner as an indispensable skill for all times and for transformation of all human situations.