Should creativity be taught at college?

Creativity is a fascinating subject and one that deserves a lot of your personal development time. It’s estimated that over 70% of the adult population wouldn’t describe themselves as creative, which is absolutely astonishing. Whilst it’s true that some people are more used to thinking creatively than others (and yes, perhaps it comes more naturally to some people), everyone has the ability to apply creative thinking.

Why is creative thinking important?

Throughout your day to day life, whether you’re in work or at home, you will encounter challenges, some small, some large. How you tackle these challenges will largely depend on your personality and your ability to problem solve. Creative thinkers are able to come up with a range of solutions to any problem. This enables them to choose from more solutions and pick the one best suited to the scenario they are facing. For someone who isn’t as creatively minded, they may only think of one solution and it may not be the most effective.
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