Musings about the importance and impact of art and art education in the 21st century.

Musings about the importance of art and art education

The Creativity Crisis

♠ Posted by ArtMuse at 4:04 PM
There is a very interesting article that was posted in Newsweek about how the creativity in America is declining and has been steadily since 1990. The author further goes on to discuss the difference between convergent and divergent thinking and the varying conditions under which people are more creative. Its an extremely interesting article and it's a must read if you're like me. I've been telling people for quite some time now how important creative problem solving is. That teaching children that many times there is no 1 right way to do something but that finding solutions to things is a more fluid and ongoing process that we partake in throughout our lives.

Here's the link to the article. If for whatever reason it doesn't work you can always go to and type in 'The Creativity Crisis' in the search bar.

The Creativity Crisis