In Ancient Greece and Rome, many people believed that all creative ideas originated from the nine muses, deities who delivered inspiration to artists and were the source of all human creativity. While few people believe in these goddesses of creativity anymore, many still believe that creativity is an intangible force, possessed by only a select few people who choose to be artists, writers, or musicians.
This week\’s media presentation shows that the opposite is true; there are many different ways to be creative, and all people can generate creative ideas, whether they are laborers, artists, or businesspeople.
For this week\’s Shared Practice, consider the myths and popular misconceptions about creativity shown in this week\’s media presentation. In your past, have you believed in these myths or perhaps applied them to yourself?
Post by Day 3 your analysis of how these myths and misconceptions regarding creativity relate to your own past understandings of creativity or those you have encountered in others. Then, share how these myths and misconceptions have been present in current or past practices where you have worked or at a company with which you are familiar. How has this impacted your creativity? Provide examples.
General Guidance: Your initial Shared Practice Discussion post will typically be 2–3 paragraphs in length as a general expectation/estimate. Refer to the rubric for the Week 1 Shared Practice Discussion for grading elements and criteria. Your instructor will use the rubric to assess your work.
The first article deals with the origins and history of creativity in society and can be found at:
The second article deals with creativity in the workplace:
Cut and paste, read these, and use these in your discussions!
Laureate Education (Producer). (2012f). Myths of creativity. [Interactive media]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu