Creativity: why it matters

Creativity: why it matters
ISBN: 9781783963782
eBook ISBN: 9781783963874
Cover: Hardback
Published: June 28, 2018
Size: 165x107mm
Page Count: 144 pages


Creativity is a powerful force in shaping and defining all of our futures.

Creativity enables us to fulfil our human potential and to make positive changes to the world around us.

Creativity drives innovation across the arts, technology, science and engineering.

Creativity boosts our economy, empowers our communities, enhances our education system and enriches our everyday lives.

Creativity is the catalyst that will enable the next generation to invent tomorrow.

Enriching lives and places, creativity builds a stronger society filled with happier, healthier people. For children born into a world of unprecedented technological, political and environmental change, those whose creativity has been nurtured will be best equipped to flourish.

This book argues the importance of creativity for everyone. It is not the sole preserve of arts-based subjects, but at the heart of medical, scientific, engineering and entrepreneurial progress too. Identifying the education system as the best route to ensure cultural benefits are open to all, Darren Henley argues that creativity should be at its heart. It is only by equipping children with the creativity to make the best use of their talents, and providing them with expert teachers who can nurture those abilities, that the next generation will have the skills necessary to invent tomorrow.

  • The curriculum has no space for creativity, and Henley is right to bang on about it at every opportunity, cogently as he does here

    - Simon Tait, ArtsIndustry