Collaborative Creativity Idea Book for Educators
Activities, Tactics and Strategies for Building a Collaborative Culture of Creativity


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Unlock the creative power of collaborative teams

Imagine telling your group their next task will be building a life-size model of a humpback whale in the foyer. Would they gaze at you with blank stares, or would their eyes light up as they turn to each other to get busy?

Written by a team of five educators, the Collaborative Creativity Idea Book is designed to grow a culture of collaborative creativity in educational and professional environments. This idea book helps educators venture out from Robert Kelly’s seminal Collaborative Creativity: Educating for Creative Development, Innovation and Entrepreneurship to discover a wealth of practical learning activities educators can start using today.

The Collaborative Creativity Idea Book goes beyond team-building exercises and icebreakers to walk you through five stages to establish a culture of collaborative creativity:Getting to Know Each Other: build trust and identify strengths among individuals when they first form a groupLearning to Listen: enhance group interactivity through the development of deep and active listening, allowing ideas to multiplyThe Design Process: prepare as a group to tackle larger-scale initiatives that move into real-world contextsGrowing the Collaborative Culture of Creativity: establish sophisticated group norms to take on creative-design initiatives of greater complexityCollaborative Creativity for Real-World Audiences: tap into the creative power of the group to engage in real-world problems for real-world audiencesWhether as a support for the Collaborative Creativity textbook or as a standalone resource, the Collaborative Creativity Idea Book for Educators empowers groups to exponentially increase their creative potential to accomplish amazing results.