Some days ago, a friend interviewed me about creativity and science. She is doing a Masters in Malta and she wanted my opinion on certain questions. It turned out to be a very interesting conversation. This was all part of a wider report. Once she finished it, if she agrees, I´ll post it here as well. For now, I am posting her main questions.
What would YOU answer?
- Please describe your main responsibilities at work and a typical working day.
- What does creativity mean to you?
- Do you think creativity is an inherited trait or something that can be learned?
- Who is a creative person? Who is a creative scientist? Characteristics.
- How would you describe the role of creativity in science?
- What do you think is creativity important in science?
- How does creativity differ in different scientific disciplines?
- How much is out of the box thinking encouraged nowadays in the science classrooms?
- What kind of role has your personality played in pursuing your scientific career and in your new discoveries? What has driven/motivated you to move forward in science?
- How do you think new ideas emerge in science?
- How important it is for you to play around with different ideas when working out something? Or are you rather a rule-follower?
- Are there any specific methods you are using for generating ideas in your research process?
- Can you please describe your scientific creative process? If you have a creative idea, how do you usually proceed with it? How much there is visualisation, imagination involved?
- How much do you appreciate interaction with other people in your field of research?
- Do you find your working environment is conducive or detrimental to creativity? Why?
Think about it, and then watch this TED talk, If you haven´t: [ted id=”66”]comments powered by Disqus