Creativity in Play

Steve and Mary Alice

United States, EnglishEducation

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

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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

We'll explore the role of arts and creativity in education, along with the Higher Order Thinking (HOT) Schools model in Connecticut with artist Mark Patnode. Find out more about Mark here.

We'll explore the idea of "participlay" -- a body-based, social-spiritual approach to connecting people to each other -- with its creator Elizabeth Yochim. Find out more about Elizabeth's work at Participlay and watch her TEDxUSC presentation.

We'll explore how play is changing the context in the community-building work that Jorge Burciaga and Miguel Cortes are doing in Juarez, Mexico, as well as how play is used as a tool in therapy work at the Fred Newman Social Therapy... more
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