Creative Classroom - How to enable students to reach their creative potential

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Published on March 12, 2014

Author: StartupExperience



How can we bring creativity back in the classroom? This presentation is from a talk I gave at the Educational Competitions Conference hosted by on March 10th 2014. Everything starts with an idea - but how can we teach creativity, invention and entrepreneurship to students at young age and get them excited about pursuing their ideas?

Henrik Scheel Inspiring the next generation of young inventors Educational Competitions Conference March 10th 2014

Why? What? How?

“In the long history of humankind those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.” – Charles Darwin.



Accelerating student entrepreneurship in Bosnia

What characterizes a good entrepreneur?


18 Entrepreneurship... is an eXtreme sport

Attitude is everything! Innovation is a team sport



Trailer of your life Storyteller 2 Road trip Proudest moment Super Power Naked 

Trailer of your life Storyteller 1 Wanted to be First time Huge mistake My mom 

Value Map Drivers - Why are you passionate about this project and where would you like to see it in 5 years? ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ Top 3 Super Powers (Key strengths and favorite roles/responsibilities in the team) 1. _______________________________________________ 2. _______________________________________________ 3. _______________________________________________ Top 3 weaknesses and least favorite roles in the team 1. _______________________________________________ 2. _______________________________________________ 3. _______________________________________________ Key environmental factors that matters to you (what is most important to you when working in a team – what makes you motivated and what kills your motivation?) 1. _______________________________________________ 2. _______________________________________________ 3. _______________________________________________ Name ________________

How to get good ideas? Are you creative?

The importance of creative confidence David Kelley Co-Founder; IDEO & Stanford D-School

The invention process

“if I had only 1 hour to save the world I would spend 55 minutes defining the problem and 5 minutes finding the solution” – Albert Einstein

mindm Mind map

? ? ? ? ? Problem theme


Rules in the creative process • See opportunities and forget limitations • Generate as many ideas as possible quantity over quality! • No criticism is allowed don’t say “no but”, say “yes and..” • Co-create by building on each others’ ideas

-Thomas Edison

Generate Open Brainstorm

Generate 1. Reverse problem 2. Bad ideas 3. Flip ideas to good ideas

The creative process


Gaming and Gamification


Rock – Paper - Scissors Using 4 straight lines without lifting the pen

Awesome books to check out!


Henrik Scheel

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