Midlife women can learn to think creatively

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Have you ever wanted to be creative but thought you didn’t have the talent?

Don’t worry, there is still time to rival Leonardo Da Vinci.

According to research conducted by the software company Adobe, creativity can be learned.

Jon Perera, vice president of education at Adobe says, “Creativity is a critical competency that should be taught within disciplines.”

Creativity is often associated with art, drama, music and writing. However, creative thinking is not confined to any particular field. Indeed, math and science require creative thinking skills in order to solve problems, collaborate with others and to drive innovative research.

If creativity can be taught, as the Adobe study suggests, then educational institutions might provide creative thinking classes in the future. These classes would allow people to explore and share ideas within the context of understanding and utilising creativity.

As the old saying goes, ‘It is never too late to learn”.  We could also add, “It is never too late to learn about learning.”

Article Source:
 Adobe research paper

Sue Bell

Sue Bell is an entertainment writer and author of Backpacked: A mostly true story, Beat Street and When Dreamworks came to Stanley.

3 thoughts on “Midlife women can learn to think creatively

  • November 17, 2012 at 6:22 am
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    Great post! I’m a middle aged woman who sometimes needs a reality check that my life is not immediately coming to an end. I just finished reading a great book called “Borderless Broads, New Adventures for the Midlife Woman” by Morgana Morgaine. You can check her out and get the book right from her website, http://www.morganamorgaine.com/. It’s a really great read for women, especially those like me who are middle aged and I absolutely recommend it. Thanks again for the post!

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  • November 17, 2012 at 8:59 am
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    Great to hear you enjoyed the post Jackie and thanks for recommending ‘Boardeless Broads’, it sounds interesting.

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