This course takes a look at the characteristics of Genius and Creativity as displayed in the lives of three different individuals. Based on the definitions of Genius and Creativity and the varied perspectives on the subject matter from the materials listed in this course, we want to explore the origins of Genius & Creativity and determine its development in Nature as well as through Nurture.
The objective of this course is to gain an understanding of the concepts of Genius & Creativity and how each person can recognize and develop those attributes within themselves.
Greetings Students and Welcome to the Class Womb. In recognizing that the Brain is like a fertile womb that can be impregnated by information that gives birth to new ideas, we designed the Class Womb with the features of the Brain. The Prefrontal Cortex is where you will receive the course syllabus. The My Cortex area is where you will take and store your study notes, use the dictionary to look up words and store all weekly assignments. All audio files will be located in the Auditory Cortex section. All video files will be located in the Visual Cortex section. All text files will be located in the Cerebral Cortex section and the online discussion dialogue will take place in the Motor Cortex section of the class womb.
Each link below, once clicked on will take you to your personal cortex area for viewing a video, listening to an audio or reading a text document. Once in the My Cortex area, you will be able to perform the functions noted in that area. The My Cortex button is expandable (for taking and saving notes) or retractable (for hiding notes). The discussion forum can be reached from this area as well. You will also have the option to listen to super-learning classical music while reading and studying notes.
The following instructions and information will guide you through the course material (These links will not become active until you register and log on):
1) Read the definitions for Genius and Creativity. (Take notes as you go through this material).
2) View the short video documentaries on Stephen Wiltshire, “The Living Camera” and “The Jesse Russell Story”
3) Read Chapter 23, “What is Creativity” from the book, “An Introduction to Critical Thinking & Creativity”.
4) Read the chapter on “Genius” from the book, “Phrenogarten System of Education”.
5) Listen to the radio interview of Hip Hop Artist, Grandmaster Flash.
6) Read the excerpt entitled, "Awakening Genius".
7) Read the excerpt entitled, "How to Become a Creative Genius" and
8) Read Chapter 24, “Creative Thinking Habits” from the book, “An Introduction to Critical Thinking & Creativity”.
Take notes and complete a two-page summary analyzing the radio interview, the videos and the accompanying readings and what thoughts, insights, critiques, understandings, etc. that you gained from the study. Discuss your questions, comments and observations during the online forum discussion. In your analysis, explain why you agree or disagree with a certain point and back up your comments with references or examples that relate to your point of view.
NOTE: In the online and group discussions, there is no 100% right or wrong answer. Everyone has their unique perspective and opinion of what they have read and studied. This is the perspective that we want to hear. We want to know what the student thinks, sees, and understands based on their experience or research regarding the subject matter being discussed. In making a statement or responding to a statement or question, both the student and the facilitator should lead by using phrases such as: “in my opinion”, “what I think”, “what I see”, “I feel like this because”, “my perspective on this is”, “ the research that I found says this”, etc. Remember to explain “WHY” you came to your conclusion. These discussion groups are designed to foster intelligent, meaningful, and respectful dialogue, while gaining insight and a broader perspective in the process. Remember our Code of Conduct.
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