7 Components of Creativity

7 Components of Creativity

Creativity is learned through practice. While young children are inherently creative, the development of long-term creative potential depends on experience.

The “7 Components of Creativity” – as established by the Center for Childhood Creativity in the white paper, Inspiring a Generation to Create: Critical Components of Creativity in Children (2015)  – provides a framework of the key processes or skills that contribute to creativity, organized across three childhood developmental areas: cognitive; social and emotional; and physical.

The activities in Creativity Catapult each link to one or more of the components.

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