Current JobLecturer in Applied Health Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University
What question could we try to answer together?:
Creativity is about our ability to problem solve, and to think of new things. We tend to be better at it when we are younger than when we get older.
I want to know if we can make people more creative – can we teach people how to be more creative?
What do we already know about this area?:
I have some research with 3 and 4 year old kids to see if teaching them about science, technology, education and maths can help them become more creative. We did this over 4 weeks in a pre-school, measuring creativity at the start and at the end. Creativity scores did change, but not a lot. Is there a better way to teach people to be creative?
What do I need help with from students?:
I would like you to help me to develop materials that might make some one more creative – what should I be teaching children to make them more creative?
You could design some materials, and then test them out to see if they do teach people how to be more creative.
Why you should vote for this project::
This project should win because it will be a lot of fun, you will get to spend time making some teaching materials, and then testing whether they work.
My Work: What should I be teaching children to make them more creative?
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Cheerful, assertive, honest
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
What was your favourite subject at school?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Too many to choose from!
What's your favourite food?
Soup - any type :)