Robert Alan Black
Alan became fascinated with the teaching, training, coaching of CREATIVE THINKING beginning in 1976. He attended workshops, took university courses and complete two degrees:
1979 – MEd in Guidance & Counseling of Gifted, Talented & Creative People
1983 – PhD in Educational Psychology focused on the teaching and training of Creative Thinking Systems, Tools/Techniques, Approaches/Attitudes, Methods & Strategies.
He began attending and presenting at Creative Thinking Conferences in 1978 and has so far presented and attended at over nearly 200 of them on all 6 continents
Alan has also written or co-written several books on Creative Thinking in the US, Great Britain, Turkey, Slovakia and South Africa.
Here are some of Alan’s Creative Acronyms
Creative G.A.P.S. – primary reasons most people do not believe they are creative
G – they think it is a GIFT that only a few have from birth
A – ATTITUDE greatly impacts creative thinking
P – Everything human beings do is the result of using PROCESSES – known and unknown
S – Creative Thinking is the result of strategic thinking – making choices
S.T.A.M.P.S. – People can continually learn to improve their creative thinking traits, skills through learning
– Tools & Techniques
S.P.R.E.A.D.ng – creative thinking can be continually develop by
– Recognizing / Rewarding
– Educating / Encouraging
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