Steve and Mary Alice

Creativity in Play


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Exploring the importance of creativity, play and imagination across society. Hosted by Steven Dahlberg and Mary Alice Long, Ph.D. Produced by the International Centre for Creativity and Imagination, in partnership with the National Creativity Network. ... 'The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.' – Carl Jung

On-Demand Episodes

We'll explore the concept of "pop-up play" for children, what it means to be a play worker, the developmental needs of children, and the idea of play in general with Morgan Leichter-Saxby, playwork training developer for Pop-Up Adventrure Play.

We'll explore how humane education can change the way we think about education, and why developing solutionaries can help us create more good and less harm in our communities. Our guest is Zoe Weil, co-founder and... more

We'll explore what it takes to create innovators, starting in school, with Tony Wagner, the author of Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change The World. We'll look at why innovation is today's most essential... more

We'll explore why and how humane education is a 21st century skill and philosophy that helps educators and learners create positive choices and solve problems with sustainable, peaceful solutions. Discover how humane education... more

We'll explore how the mindset that makes improvisation work can also help us unlock more of our creativity in general. Our guest is Randy Dixon, artistic director of Unexpected Productions and the author of Improvisation, Being Present:... more

We'll explore how to do great work that makes a difference, and what role that plays in organizational innovation, with Michael Bungay Stanier, founder and senior partner of Box of Crayons.

We'll explore how meaningful play and physical activity can help improve the health and well-being of children with Jill Vialet, the CEO and founder of Playworks.

We'll explore the intersection of Active Dreaming and imagination with best-selling author Robert Moss, along with what it means to be "a storyteller who helps people to find and live their bigger and braver stories, and tell those... more

We'll explore the topic of creative collaboration through the lens of performance and dance with anthropologist, writer and professor Anya Royce. As a professor of anthropology at Indiana University, Royce explores the anthropology of... more

We'll explore how to understand growing older through creativity and art with painter Alice Matzkin and her sculptor husband Richard Matzkin. They have written an award-winning art/inspiration book, The Art of Aging: Celebrating the... more
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