São Paulo



Data: 27/05
Horário: 10:10-12:10
Local: Pavilhão Morton Mariz

Criatividade sem fronteiras

Harold Kroto
Universidade do Estado da Flórida

Prêmio Nobel de Química de 1996

Coordenação: Romeu Cardozo Rocha Filho (UFSCar)

Pasteur claimed that "Fortune favours only the prepared mind". Simply stated and oft-quoted but the question is of course: How does one actually "prepare" one's mind to be creative? This presentation examines all aspects of creativity in general, providing evidence that to be successful in any walk of life the most important thing that we must develop is an open-ness to ideas and concepts from every corner – often a seemingly unlikely corner – of the intellectual and cultural environment from the Arts to the Sciences. If one examines a wide range of examples of creativity one finds that there are common factors wherever breakthroughs are made in science, technology, the arts, the media etc. The evidence is that creativity invariably involves a synthesis in which contributing factors which might, a priori, have seemed disparate are conflated to produce something totally new and novel. From an educational perspective a key aim of education must be to unlock the creative potential of all our young people and this means that an educator must find ways of stimulating and encouraging the intellectual curiosity that all small children possess. All children possess curiosity from the moment they are born and that as students it must be maintained and nurtured to be open to a wide range of subjects and crossing boundaries between subjects if they are to be creative in adult life.

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