Adobe — Creativity In Education: Why It Matters

See why its the right time for educational institutions to integrate critical thinking and creative problem-solving into every class curriculum.

Adobe published a study by Edelman Berland based on a survey of 1,000 Americans 25 years of age and older.   All of those surveyed were full-time salaried employees.  Some of the key findings were:

  • 88% agree that creativity should be built into education curriculums.
  • 85% agree creative thinking is critical for problem solving in their career but nearly one-third (32%) do not feel comfortable thinking creatively at work.
  • 78% say that creativity is important to theri current careers.
  • 72 % afrr that they were more focused on subject matter than creative thinking in school.
  • 71 % agree that creativity should be a taught course.
  • 65% believe creativity is a personality rerait that is innate.
  • 57% believe creativity is a learned skill taht can be learned in thier carrer.

The full report is here.

Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.
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