Session 02: Building Creative Confidence

First, we reviewed this video about actions that promote creativity.

 3% Of people can pass this creative test, can you? -Bit Size Psyche

Summary: We continued to view and analyze three creative ideas from "Bit Size Psyche" video above, and we looked at multiple perspectives and perceptions to increase creative thought. Then, with my assistance, in pairs, you discussed the Sawyer (2012) article, and mainly had active conversations about the ten myths and grains of truth associated with creativity. Finally, I shared a creativity workshop I conducted that includes Sawyer (2012). 

New vocabulary: intensity, attainable, reasonable, mount, bullying, incubation, 

Homework due in class on 05/11/2020: 

1. Complete an entry or entries of self-study in your Four-Skills Log by downloading the Saitama University 4-skills log sheet. The entry should be one hour in length or longer, and please answer the questions completely: 

Which day, which practice task, and how long?  Reflections: What did you do? How long for? What did you notice? How did you feel? New speaking or listening goals?

You can do as many hours as you wish until the end of class. The ESA2a 4-Skills Log Instructions also attached below also gives you ideas about what self-study you want to do. Please label the document with your name on it and email me your entry via the attached Word doc. It will be useful to do many hours during Golden Week!

2. Please finish reading and typing notes on your Note Taking Matrix attached below in the Word Document of the same Sawyer (2012) Chapter 22.

NOTE: Please summarize using your own words as much as you can. DO NOT copy/paste Sawyer's words because that is plagiarism (Doing writing like Obakata-san). When the words are excellent for you to include, please use "double quotation marks" around the terms. Taking good notes will help you write your midterm report much easier! The more work you do now, the report writes itself!

Sawyer, R. (2012). Explaining creativity: The science of human innovation. London: Oxford University Press.