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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

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We'll explore how to nurture children's creative intelligence, ways to incorporate nature into learning experiences and more with Marghanita Hughes. Marghanita is a nature art teacher, an award-winning children's book author and illustrator, a naturalist, and founder of the ?Let's Go Outside? Revolution. ?I grew up in a home where art, nature and books were the stuff of everyday life. My parents, both art teachers, allowed me the freedom to roam wild and my young mind was free to wander, explore and discover in the beautiful country-side of Scotland. That sense of awe and wonder has never left me. It's what drives me to explore more, not just in art and nature but in life itself. The more I discover and learn the more I wish to share. I believe if we inspire a love for nature in a child, it will lead to a desire to protect it. My overwhelming goal is to nurture the Body, Mind and Spirit in each child in my classes I teach and indirectly through the teachers in my workshops.? -- Marghanita Hughes
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We'll explore what the creative process looks like and how it works across poetry and therapy with poet and Jungian analyst Naomi Ruth Lowinsky. Her memoir about her pushy muse is called The Sister from Below: When the Muse Gets... more

We'll explore the notion of the "game frame," what games mean to us, why learning should look more like gaming and why work should look more like play. Plus, connections between creativity, motivation and games. Our guest is Aaron... more

Our guest is Piers Fawkes, founder and editor-in-chief of PSFK, a daily source of new ideas for creative professionals. We'll explore future trends shaping innovation and technology across sectors. Find out more about Piers and PSFK.

Our guest is Carrie Lobman, Ed.D., associate professor at the Rutgers University Graduate School of Education, and co-author of Unscripted Learning: Using Improvisation Across the K-8 Curriculum. We'll explore the role of play, creativity... more

We'll explore insights into creativity and creative collaboration from jazz improv with jazz musician Jonathan Batiste. Jonathan is a member of a long lineage of musicians from the Batiste family of Louisiana. At 24, Jonathan performed and... more

Our guest will be Steven Gross, chief playmaker for the Life is Good Kids Foundation and the Life is Good Playmakers program. They provide teachers and childcare providers with training and resources to heal and strengthen children... more

Our guest will John Seely Brown, co-author of A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change. We'll explore the role of creativity and imagination in change, learning, work and innovation, as... more

Best-selling author Bernie DeKoven joins us to explore game design, healthy competition, play, and creative fun. Bernie is the author of "The Well Played Game," in which he voiced a philosophy of "healthy competition" that formed the... more

Join us with author Sandy Sims to explore the role of creative thinking in life and work. Sandy is the author of "How Frank Lloyd Wright Got Into My Head Under My Skin And Changed The Way I Think About Thinking, A Creative Thinking... more

We'll explore the patterns that organize and control our different learning and creativity styles. And we'll look at the way we move and mind-body connection. Join us with Betsy Wetzig, movement researcher, choreographer, dancer, and... more
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