Friday, June 22, 2012

Creativity Resources for Yale University Bioethics Summer Program

For the past three weeks, I have shared a learning experience with global participants in the "Purposeful Creativity in Life/Work and Ethics" seminar as part of the Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics Summer Program in New Haven, Connceticut. My co-learners' backgrounds include medical school, ethics, medicine, public policy, biotechnology, research, English, philosophy and more. Together, we have explored the role, impact and meaning of creativity personally in one's life and work, as well as the importance it plays in engaging people in purposeful activity in classrooms, workplaces and communities. Below are additional resources about creativity and some of the ideas we explored. -- Steven Dahlberg, International Centre for Creativity and Imagination
SEMINAR DESCRIPTION: Creativity is a human urge that seeks and deserves expression. It is about imagination and the way we think and act. Creativity is a skill that can be developed and harnessed to help us think in new ways, imagine better solutions and see creative alternatives. In this workshop, we will explore what creativity is, how to apply it to improve problem solving and decision making in ethics, and how it helps us discover purpose and engage in meaningful expression in our life/work. Come and practice the paradoxical art of being playful and serious at the same time, while we apply creative thinking tools and processes to ethics, work and life.