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Creative Studies, M.S.
International Center for Studies in Creativity
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E. Paul Torrance “the father of creativity” was quoted as saying “tomorrow’s world will be vastly different for today’s children. They will do kinds of work that do not exist now. This will require abilities, skills, attitudes and information that we cannot imagine today” (Torrance, 1993, p.159). Today’s world is vastly different, thus requiring creative skills and abilities to achieve success. Students growing up in today’s society are digital natives. This indicates that they do not know a world without technology advances, so technology is fully ingrained in their culture. Yet, today’s educational system has still not adapted to the idea of digital natives. Observations and research in the areas of education, creativity and technology suggest there is a need for educators to teach content areas, creativity and innovation skills as well as technology literacy to prepare students for the 21st century. The Beyonder App, a website and mobile application, focuses on the Torrance Incubation Model of Teaching and Learning and Torrance’s creativity skill set as means for creativity integration. It is one mobile space that gives teachers the ability to easily interweave creativity skills into content areas while using the latest technology to engage today’s 21st century learners.
Smith, Jenna M., "The Beyonder App: Designing a Website and a Mobile Application for Teachers to Integrate the Torrance Incubation Model into Classroom Content" (2012). Creative Studies Graduate Student Master's Projects. 147.