Creative Mindsets for ExcellenceOctober 31, 2013 | Campus News
The One Academy students have always been known for excellent creative talent with an aptitude to execute ideas and producing results. Nevertheless, sometimes we do still encounter the occasional creative blockage; but with highly experience creative trainer, Madam Teoh Pow Yew, The One Academy students are guided to not only develop creativity, but to unravel creative boundaries.
As children we are naturally creative with an interest to learn. Unfortunately, due to upbringing patterns and social system, children have lost their creative interest and detached from achieving creative success. As they grow older, it is important for young people to seek creative nurturing to help them understand the true nature of their creative selves.
That is where Madam Teoh comes in; her creative thinking exercises helped The One Academy students break free from creative boundaries. This is also to help students understand that creativity isn’t limited by art & design, but in developing an open mindset that is not restricted by the system.
At the sharing, The One Academy students were prompted with the question- what is creativity?
According to Madam Teoh, creativity is an idea or solution that updates the quality of life. Creativity is a connection because it makes things possible, better and faster. It is also a variation because there are many ways to solving a problem, and each solution is creative one.
The entire sharing with The One Academy students was not only informative, but mind-boggling and fun! Students were intrigued with each exercise given by Madam Teoh. With this educational sharing, students learned how to develop problem solving skills.
In one of Madam Teoh’s exercises, which she demonstrated on how to create a square out of a 3-dimensional triangle, she elaborated about problem solving.
“Problem solving is easy once you learned how to think outside the box,” said Madam Teoh. The One Academy students learned that problem solving can become easy and solvable and you will eventually realize that there will always be a way out of everything.
The One Academy students also learned other exercises such as hand exercises for observation skills, spotting round shapes in numbers for thinking skills and more.
With these creative exercises, Madam Teoh hoped that the young creative students at The One Academy will be able to stand out as unique individuals. These exercises will help students develop awareness on their creative thinking abilities and learn to think out-of-the-box to come up with great ideas in future.