Creativity And Creative Development

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Creativity is a personality trait believed to be inborn. Some are born more creative than others, however, the environment plays a great role in the development of creativity.
Robinson (2005) says there are some misconceptions about creativity. “The assumption is that real creativity is an exceptional capacity that’s limited to people of rare ability… [Nevertheless,] in reality, we are all born with tremendous creative potential.” Thus, if everyone has the potential to be creative, it is important to check what can influence its actualization. The term creativity can often be confusing. It is hard to differentiate between creativity as in an artistic context and creativity in the context of thinking and problem solving. Robinson (2005) explains “that creativity is confined to certain sorts of activities, like the arts or design...[But] the truth is we can be creative at anything that involves the active use of our intelligence.” Many issues in the world today could benefit from the creativity of one’s mind (Bruton, 2010).
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The home environment is something that is less controlled, if at all, and therefore the focus remains on the schools as the responsible for creative development and preparation of students for life in the present and the future. (Cardoso et al. 2015). “Creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.” (Robinson, 2006). Educators in schools, who are able to control and design the environment that surrounds and influences children, might be able to affect the activation of
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