“I have always spent most of my time staring out the window, noting what is there, daydreaming, or brooding.” Joyce Carol Oates
One of the themes that writer Jonah Lehrer develops in his book “Imagine: How Creativity Works” is that daydreaming can enhance creativity and innovation.
Einstein was expelled from school (in 1894) for “undermining the authority of his teachers and being a disruptive influence.” A teacher described him as “mentally slow, unsociable and adrift forever in his foolish dreams.”
The Crayon image here is from the post Classroom Creativity by Jonah Lehrer, in which he comments:
“The classroom isn’t designed for impulsive expression – that’s called talking out of turn.
“Instead, it’s all about obeying group dynamics and exerting focused attention. Those are important life skills, of course, but decades of psychological research suggest that such skills have little to do with creativity.”
Article publié pour la première fois le 29/04/2014