Summer Residential Intensive Masters Program
Dr. Wendy L. Schultz
Infinite Futures

intro/overview | creativity | facilitation
scenario identification and analysis |
scenario building
visions and visioning
strategic planning and change management
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COURSE MODULE: creativity *!*!*!*!*!*!*!*!*!*!*!*!*!*!*!*!*!*!*!*!*!*!*!*!*!*!*!*!*!*!*!*!*!*!* CREATIVITY DEFINITIONS

DEFINITIONS: CREATIVITY and related terms.
(Merriam-Webster Online)
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  • CREATIVITY: Main Entry: cre-a-tiv-i-ty
    Pronunciation: "krE-(")A-'ti-v&-tE, "krE-&-
    Function: noun
    Date: 1875
    1 : the quality of being creative
    2 : the ability to create

  • CREATIVE: Main Entry: 1cre-a-tive
    Pronunciation: krE-'A-tiv, 'krE-"
    Function: adjective
    Date: 1678
    1 : marked by the ability or power to create : given to creating [the creative impulse]
    2 : having the quality of something created rather than imitated : IMAGINATIVE [the creative arts]
    3 : managed so as to get around legal or conventional limits [creative financing]; also : deceptively arranged so as to conceal or defraud [creative accounting]
    - cre-a-tive-ly adverb
    - cre-a-tive-ness noun

  • CREATE: Main Entry: 1cre-ate
    Pronunciation: krE-'At, 'krE-"
    Function: verb
    Inflected Form(s): cre-at-ed; cre-at-ing
    Etymology: Middle English, from Latin creatus, past participle of creare; akin to Latin crescere to grow -- more at CRESCENT
    Date: 14th century
    transitive senses
    1 : to bring into existence [god created the heaven and earth -- Gen 1:1 (Authorized Version)]
    2 a : to invest with a new form, office, or rank [was created a lieutenant] b : to produce or bring about by a course of action or behavior [her arrival created a terrible fuss]
    3 : CAUSE, OCCASION [famine creates high food prices]
    4 a : to produce through imaginative skill [create a painting] b : DESIGN [creates dresses]
    intransitive senses : to make or bring into existence something new

  • IMAGINE: Main Entry: imag-ine
    Pronunciation: i-'ma-j&n
    Function: verb
    Inflected Form(s): imag-ined; imag-in-ing /-'maj-ni[ng], -'ma-j&-/
    Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French imaginer, from Latin imaginari, from imagin-, imago image
    Date: 14th century
    transitive senses
    1 : to form a mental image of (something not present)
    2 archaic : PLAN, SCHEME

    4 : to form a notion of without sufficient basis : FANCY [imagines himself to be a charming conversationalist]
    intransitive senses
    1 : to use the imagination
    2 : BELIEVE 3
    synonym see THINK

  • IMAGINATION: Main Entry: imag-i-na-tion
    Pronunciation: i-"ma-j&-'nA-sh&n
    Function: noun
    Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin imagination-, imaginatio, from imaginari
    Date: 14th century
    1 : the act or power of forming a mental image of something not present to the senses or never before wholly perceived in reality
    2 a : creative ability b : ability to confront and deal with a problem : RESOURCEFULNESS c : the thinking or active mind : INTEREST [stories that fired the imagination]
    3 a : a creation of the mind; especially : an idealized or poetic creation b : fanciful or empty assumption

  • INNOVATION: Main Entry: in-no-va-tion
    Pronunciation: "i-n&-'vA-sh&n
    Function: noun
    Date: 15th century
    1 : the introduction of something new
    2 : a new idea, method, or device : NOVELTY
    - in-no-va-tion-al /-shn&l, -sh&-n&l/ adjective


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