Placing Emphasis on Creativity

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A steady decline in creativity in American kids (as measured by the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking) is prompting educators and parents to find new ways of sparking innovative ways of learning, according to a Wall Street Journal article.

In the past, researchers thought of creativity as the ability to generate lots of new ideas. But in recent years, experts have begun assigning equal importance to learning how to pick the best ideas and solve specific problems, often by working in teams.

In the video below, WSJ's Christina Tsuei shows how a Harlem charter school is developing ingenuity and reasoning in their students.