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.”
Adobe research paper