Creativity Workshop at LMU Munich - June 14th 2012

On June 14th Roya Klingner, head of the Global Center for Gifted and Talented Children, was invited to attend a Creativity Workshop at the LMU Munich by Prof. Dr. Bonnie Cramond, Director of the Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development at the University of Georgia.

The workshop was held in two parts:

Part 1: The Assessment of Creativity—This workshop will explore methods and instruments for assessing creativity in the dimensions of person, process, product, and press. Participants will be introduced to some of the instruments and methods for assessing creativity, with an opportunity to interact with them, evaluate their usefulness in different situations, and project the direction of further development of creativity assessment. Some of the critical issues and areas of debate in the assessment of creativity will be discussed.

Part 2: Creativity and Innovation as Global Commodities—Recent economic reports have indicated that any nation that wants to gain or retain prominence economically and scientifically must attract, nurture, and retain the most creative people. Evidence of this can be seen in the emphasis being put on creativity and innovation in many of the Eastern nations (e.g., China, India, Japan, Korea) as well as in much of Europe and the U.S. (Now, Massachusetts, California, and Oklahoma are planning to use indexes to measure creativity in the schools.) How can we determine a nation’s creativity? What nations are the most creative, and why? What can we do to promote creativity in our own nations?