Fueling Creativity in Education Podcast

Generative AI

How Generative AI is changing divergent thinking in the Classroom with Dr. Todd Lobart

How might generative AI change the way we engage divergent thinking? 

In part two of this double expresso of the Fueling Creativity in Education podcast, Dr. Todd Lubart discusses the evolving landscape of creative potential and education. With insights drawn from his extensive research in creativity, Dr. Lubart delves into the changing nature of divergent thinking in the digital age. He examines the impact of generative AI on idea generation and the challenges it presents in selecting and developing the most promising ideas. Additionally, Dr. Lubart explores the future of creativity in education, shedding light on how integrating generative AI and virtual reality can provide tailored, immersive experiences that stimulate creativity.

Listeners gain access to valuable tips for educators, such as investing in creative challenges, enhancing the measurement of creative potential, and focusing on individual learner profiles. As Dr. Lubart emphasizes the importance of personalized approaches, he underscores the significance of educators designing activities that cater to the unique creative needs of their students. Whether you’re a teacher looking to enrich the learning experience or an emerging scholar seeking to explore the intersection of creativity and education, this episode provides a compelling understanding of the changing dynamics of creativity in the classroom and beyond.

Since you can now get a lot of ideas quickly, the getting the ideas part has just become a little bit easier. And now, suddenly deciding which ideas to keep has become a lot more difficult.

Featured Guest

Todd Lubart is a professor of psychology at University Paris Cité. Former director of an applied psychology research laboratory, coordinator of several grants and contracts, he has more than 200 publications in articles, books and psychological tests. His lines of research concern creative potential, creativity assessments, creativity development, environmental support for creativity, the impact of technology on creativity. Todd Lubart serves on the editorial board of several journals concerning creativity and innovation, received the Berlyne award from the American Psychological Association, the NAGC Torrance Award, and was a member of the Institut Universitaire de France. Todd Lubart is president of the non-profit ISSCI (the International Society for the Study of Creativity and Innovation, issci.online).

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