How important are core creativity skills?

Welcome to our core creativity skills feature.

What are core creativity skills?

There’s four core creativity skills, which taken together can define the creative process:

  1. Curiosity
  2. Open-Mindedness
  3. Imagination
  4. Problem Solving
  • As skills for life, learning and work, and a higher order thinking skill, creativity skills are a responsibility of all. However without a clear understanding of what creativity skills are it can be difficult to recognise them and develop them.
  • Sometimes people assume creativity is only about the expressive arts and whilst the permission to be creative has always sat well within these subjects,
  • Creativity skills can be developed across all subjects and sectors and at any stage,.
  • Research also tells us that different subjects define creativity very differently, and that men and women typically hold different definitions to each other.