I fear I may I may have inadvertently started #listgate during last nights’ #creativeHE and #LHTEchat tweet chat around creativity and assessment.
In answer to the question what would be at the top of your being more creative list and why?” I responded somewhat flippantly “first rule of my creativity is no lists”
— Sheila MacNeill (@sheilmcn) 24 May 2017
What I then said was that lists generally are made up of things I need to do – not want to do. In the context of creativity and the conversations last night, that’s how I felt. If I am feeling creative I just do “stuff” – I tend not to need a list. At other times I do need lists, in fact I like lists, well maybe I like making lists and then actually don’t use them and end up recreating them. . .
Anyway, back to creativity. I’m not sure you can checklist creativity . . . you could have all the elements from a list, but that still might not give you the spark of inspiration. I could be wrong. . . I might have to make a list of the reasons why . . . what do you think?