Adolescence Childhood

Parenting for Creativity

Expert: Professor Paul Sowden
Masterclass structure: 9 lessons (38:43 minutes)

About this class

In this masterclass, Professor Paul Sowden explains the science behind creativity. What is creativity exactly? Why is it important for children to be creative and how can parents foster their children’s creative skills? This masterclass is relevant for all parents, we can assure you it will destroy many of the wrong beliefs many of us have about what creativity is!

 

About the expert

Professor Paul Sowden is Professor of Psychology, Cognition, and Creativity at the University of Winchester and a Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey. He is also an Associate of the Institute of Business Creativity, Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne, Switzerland. His research focuses on understanding the cognitive and affective mechanisms of creative thinking and processes and how they can be influenced and enhanced in domains from business to education. His work has been funded by a wide range of funders including Arts Council England, the British Academy, the NHS, the ESRC as well as commercial organisations.

 

About the expert

Professor Paul Sowden is Professor of Psychology, Cognition, and Creativity at the University of Winchester and a Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey. He is also an Associate of the Institute of Business Creativity, Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne, Switzerland. His research focuses on understanding the cognitive and affective mechanisms of creative thinking and processes and how they can be influenced and enhanced in domains from business to education. His work has been funded by a wide range of funders including Arts Council England, the British Academy, the NHS, the ESRC as well as commercial organisations.

Lessons in this class

9 Lessons (38:43min)
0. Lesson - Aim of this masterclass 0:16
1. Lesson - Defining creativity 9:39
2. Lesson - Why should we care about being creative? 2:39
3. Lesson - How does a creative mind look like? 4:49
4. Lesson - How to parent for creativity 3:06
5. Lesson - Ways to foster creativity 3:37
6. Lesson - Developing habits to foster creativity 6:33
7. Lesson - The creative environment: How does it look like? 5:34
8. Lesson - Encouraging pretend play to foster creativity 2:30

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