creativity, societal well-being

Richard Florida, who promotes the importance of creativity at this point for our society to thrive, has penned a book that describes the relationship between urban communities, creativity and personal benefit for our citizens.

http://www.creativeclass.com/navbar-included-pages/about-ccg/richard-florida/books-and-writing/books/the-new-urban-crisis

During the past two decades, as global forces, digital technology and communication networks have evolved and increasingly influenced our societies, problem solving, creativity and the need to produce and tweak multiple solutions have become key behaviors or traits or skills for success in our time.
As an educator, our systems and approaches to teaching and organizing classroom activities must change to reflect these needs. Newer ways of designing instruction and evaluating student learning are critical to educational relevance; to influence student engagement and to support industry or marketplace or societal forces/demands.

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