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Department of Mathematical Sciences

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Stats4Grads: How different contexts influence creativity and innovation in children?

Presented by Zarja Mursic, Department of Anthropology, Durham University

3 February 2016 13:00 in CM105

Children are very creative but perform poorly when it comes to innovating useful tools. I study children in the contexts of a science museum to see whether different contexts influence their capabilities to innovate. I will present my first study, which tackles the question whether instructions squash creativity. In my research I am using an exhibit that is already in the museum, and also specially designed puzzle boxes and different tasks to test innovation in children. I code children’s behaviours and compare it across different conditions and contexts. At the end I might also present some plans for the future studies that are currently being designed or are in the pilot phases. All involve similar questions in relation to creativity and innovation in children.

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