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Creative Studies, M.S.


International Center for Studies in Creativity

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This Master’s project write-up details my rationale, design and delivery of a two-day training seminar aimed at teaching middle school students and teachers a modified version of the formal process of CPS and associated divergent and convergent tools. The research supporting my decision to undertake the project is based on the undeniable need to educate children on creativity, creative thinking and problem solving skills. Being a father of a middle school aged child further emphasized the need to design a project that had personal meaning as well as give students the opportunity to learn these important skills. Contained in this paper is the actual process and timeline of the program as well as research that has been conducted that explains this need to teach children creative thinking skills. Key learnings and future opportunities are also outlined.