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Creative Studies, M.S.
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Stories for the Science of Creativity in the Classroom
“Tell me a fact and I’ll learn. Tell me the truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.” Indian Proverb. In this project, I explain the nature of storytelling and creativity. Furthermore, I describe the essence of creativity, and how I distill the creativity information I have been acquiring so far. In a creativity process, imagination and curiosity are essential elements, in which imagination is a combination of fluency with emotions, and curiosity, the appetite that stimulates us to acquire knowledge and cultivate motivation. Moreover, I explain the function of storytelling and its importance in our lives. “Recently, storytelling has drawn much attention in a variety of areas” (Aylett, linz, Louchart, Riedl and Petta, 2010, p. 98). With this in mind, I am eager to know how ordinary people, especially teachers, demonstrate their creative behavior when they tell stories in class. Stories are a natural mode of thinking, they have the power to share knowledge, emotions, senses, and increase imagination and creativity. “Stories can encourage empathy, and can sometimes help students understand the power of experimental situations” (Green, 2004). Last but not least, “Human knowledge is based on stories, and the human brain consists of the cognitive machinery to understand, remember, and tell stories” (Clinton, Hokanson and Kaminski, 2028, p. 41).
Keywords: Creativity; Storytelling; Imagination; Curiosity; Teachers
May 8, 2019
Viana, Allynne Fraemam dos Santos B., "Stories for the Science of Creativity in the Classroom" (2019). Creative Studies Graduate Student Master's Projects. 292.
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