11. Creativity builds on what is already there

Back to: How to Teach Creative Thinking for STEM > What is creativity, why does it scare us, and why is creative thinking important?

Step 1. Read the following text. There’s a theory that we love movies that are 85% familiar and 15% original. The theory states if it’s too familiar, it’s boring, and if it’s too original, it freaks us out, even when we get the idea! If it’s too original, we think it’s crazy and immediately write … Continued