100 episodes

The Fueling Creativity Podcast captures the conversational coffee break room dialogue between cutting-edge educators, practitioners, and researchers in the field of education and creativity. Like the traditional coffee break, these 20-minute sessions are quick and energizing. Hosted by Dr. Cynthia Burnett and Dr. Matthew Worwood, these rich and informed discussions will initiate deeper thinking on what creativity means for educators across the grades. Each caffeinated cup of classroom conversation is guaranteed to empower and inspire you during your school day and, hopefully, make you smile!

Fueling Creativity in Education Dr. Matthew J. Worwood and Dr. Cyndi Burnett

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 32 Ratings

The Fueling Creativity Podcast captures the conversational coffee break room dialogue between cutting-edge educators, practitioners, and researchers in the field of education and creativity. Like the traditional coffee break, these 20-minute sessions are quick and energizing. Hosted by Dr. Cynthia Burnett and Dr. Matthew Worwood, these rich and informed discussions will initiate deeper thinking on what creativity means for educators across the grades. Each caffeinated cup of classroom conversation is guaranteed to empower and inspire you during your school day and, hopefully, make you smile!

    LISTEN & LEARN: Applied Imagination by Alex Osborn

    LISTEN & LEARN: Applied Imagination by Alex Osborn

    In the third episode of the Fueling Creativity in Education Podcast's summer 2024 Listen and Learn series, hosts Dr. Matthew Worwood and Dr. Cyndi Burnett delve into Alex Osborn's seminal work, "Applied Imagination." They discuss how this classic book, authored by Osborn, an advertising executive turned creativity scholar, laid the groundwork for modern creative problem-solving techniques. The hosts elaborate on Osborn's systematic approach to harnessing creative imagination, highlighting well-known strategies such as brainstorming. They also delve into how brainstorming should be employed effectively within the classroom context, examining both historical and recent perspectives on its efficacy.
    Throughout the episode, Matthew and Cyndi dissect the various strategies Osborn proposed, including the well-known SCAMPER tool, which was also originally developed by Osborn. They discuss the evolution of these tools and methodologies in contemporary education settings, emphasizing the importance of adapting them to different classroom environments. Adding an interactive twist, they introduce a secret code game for listeners to engage with and reveal the latest letter in the code. Listeners are encouraged to visit Jimmy Wilson's commentary on their website for further insights into the discussed literature. The episode underscores that while these creative processes have evolved over time, many foundational elements remain relevant and influential in today's educational frameworks.
     
    Eager to bring more creativity into your school district?
    Check out our sponsor Curiosity2Create.org and CreativeThinkingNetwork.comWhat to learn more about Design Thinking in Education? Do you want to build a sustained culture of innovation and creativity at your school? Visit WorwoodClassroom.com to understand how Design Thinking can promote teacher creativity and support professional growth in the classroom. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter!

    • 12 min
    LISTEN & LEARN: An Analysis of Creativity by Mel Rhodes

    LISTEN & LEARN: An Analysis of Creativity by Mel Rhodes

    What is your definition of creativity?
    In this second episode of the Fueling Creativity in Education Podcast Listen and Learn Series, hosts Dr. Cyndi Burnett and Dr. Matthew Worwood dive into the profound work of Mel Rhodes with a focus on his influential 1961 article, "The Analysis of Creativity." The discussion elaborates on Rhodes' quest to define creativity, exploring how his attempt gave rise to the seminal framework known as the "Four P's" of creativity: Person, Process, Press, and Product. Cyndi and Matthew dissect each P, relating them to various thought-provoking episodes from their extensive podcast library. From the creative traits studied by researchers like James Kaufman to the deliberate acts of creativity discussed in the processes of design thinking and creative problem solving, this episode intricately weaves theoretical insights with practical applications in educational settings.
    Moreover, the hosts highlight the relevance of environmental and sociocultural factors (Press) and celebrate creative outcomes (Product) through memorable podcast episodes involving global issues and innovative projects. As a special treat, listeners are invited to participate in a fun-filled codebreaking challenge, with a chance to win a creative prize pack! With historical context and actionable insights, this episode serves as both a deep dive into creativity research and an inspiring call to action for educators striving to foster creativity in their classrooms.
    Mel Rhodes article.
     
    Eager to bring more creativity into your school district?Check out our sponsor Curiosity2Create.org and CreativeThinkingNetwork.comWhat to learn more about Design Thinking in Education? Do you want to build a sustained culture of innovation and creativity at your school? Visit WorwoodClassroom.com to understand how Design Thinking can promote teacher creativity and support professional growth in the classroom. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter!

    • 15 min
    LISTEN & LEARN: Creativity by Joy Paul Guildford

    LISTEN & LEARN: Creativity by Joy Paul Guildford

    It's summer! Join hosts Dr. Matthew Worwood and Dr. Cyndi Burnett on this first episode of the Listen and Learn Series as they delve into the seminal work of Joy Paul Guilford, often regarded as one of the foundational figures in creativity research. Set against the backdrop of the 1950s, Guilford's influential address as head of the American Psychological Association called attention to the alarming neglect of creativity in psychological studies and education. This episode explores Guilford's differentiation between convergent and divergent thinking and discusses how his ideas laid the groundwork for the structured study of creativity. 
    Matthew and Cyndi also highlight the historical context, noting the United States' post-Sputnik focus on bolstering its educational systems to produce more creative scientists and engineers. They draw intriguing parallels between Guilford's observations about early "thinking machines" and today's discussions about generative AI and its impact on human cognition. Concluding with reflections on the cyclical challenges in education and a humorous take on the special code letter for this series, this episode offers listeners a concise yet rich exploration of creativity research's past and its implications for the future. Don't miss out on hearing about the Fueling Creativity in Education summer contest and how you could win a special Fueling Creativity in Education podcast prize pack!
    Find the original article "Creativity" by J.P. Guilford here.
     
    Eager to bring more creativity into your school district?Check out our sponsor Curiosity2Create.org and CreativeThinkingNetwork.comWhat to learn more about Design Thinking in Education? Do you want to build a sustained culture of innovation and creativity at your school? Visit WorwoodClassroom.com to understand how Design Thinking can promote teacher creativity and support professional growth in the classroom. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter!

    • 15 min
    LISTEN & LEARN 2024: Introducing Classical Research and Scholar In-Residence Jimmy Wilson

    LISTEN & LEARN 2024: Introducing Classical Research and Scholar In-Residence Jimmy Wilson

    Welcome to the kickoff of our "Listen & Learn" summer series for 2024 on the Fueling Creativity in Education Podcast! Hosts Dr. Matthew Worwood, Dr. Cyndi Burnett, and our newest addition, Scholar in Residence Jimmy Wilson, are here to bring you a unique blend of creativity research and practical classroom insights. With sunglasses on and excitement in the air, this introduction episode sets the stage for a six-week journey through classical literature of creativity, selected to enhance your professional learning. Cyndi and Matthew highlight the importance of making these episodes short and insightful—perfect for those of you enjoying a relaxing summer while staying committed to educational growth.
    Jimmy Wilson, a doctoral student from the University of Connecticut, joins the team as a scholar-in-residence to inject fresh, emerging perspectives into the conversation. Jimmy brings a wealth of experience from his years of teaching and a deep-rooted passion for neurodiverse learners in creativity and education. He shares his process of connecting scholarly research with practical classroom application, offering a sneak peek into his blog contributions on the podcast's website. The episode wraps up with a fun, interactive game where listeners collect letters at the end of each episode to form a secret code word, leading to fabulous prizes and the chance to join the podcast as a special guest. Don't miss out on this vibrant start to a summer of learning and creativity!

    • 13 min
    SPECIAL: 2023/24 Academic Year in Review

    SPECIAL: 2023/24 Academic Year in Review

    Let's wrap up this academic year!
    In this special episode of the Fueling Creativity in Education podcast, hosts Dr.Matthew Worwood and Dr. Cyndi Burnett dive into an intriguing discussion inspired by the last nine months!  Exciting updates include the unveiling of their new website, FuelingCreativityPodcast.Com, which will house past episodes, debriefs, and upcoming enhancements like transcripts. In a forward-looking segment, they preview their "Listen and Learn" summer series, aimed at offering light professional development for educators during the break. Matthew and Cyndi also celebrate their favorite podcast moments, including insightful conversations with creativity experts.
    The episode features discussions on the successful merge of teacher creativity frameworks with existing assessment systems at the Teacher Innovation Studio, citing both challenges and remarkable growth. Cyndi reflects on her accomplishment of co-authoring the book "Infusing Creative Thinking in Education," while Matthew shares highlights from his teaching journey and work with teachers on creative frameworks. The hosts delve into the necessity of infusing creative thinking skills into higher education for better engagement and learning outcomes. They also explore the impact of AI technologies on education, forecasting more personalized learning tools and ethical implementation practices in the coming academic year. Finally, they emphasize the importance of real-world connections post-pandemic and share innovative strategies for integrating AI into creative classroom activities.
    Eager to bring more creativity into your school district?Check out our sponsor Curiosity2Create.org and CreativeThinkingNetwork.comWhat to learn more about Design Thinking in Education? Do you want to build a sustained culture of innovation and creativity at your school? Visit WorwoodClassroom.com to understand how Design Thinking can promote teacher creativity and support professional growth in the classroom. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter!

    • 36 min
    SPECIAL: The Intersection of Theater, Creativity, and Human Development

    SPECIAL: The Intersection of Theater, Creativity, and Human Development

    In this special episode of the Fueling Creativity in Education Podcast, Drs. Matthew Worwood and Cyndi Burnett, speak with Dr. James Kaufman, and musical theater composer Dana Rowe to delve deep into the intersection of theater, creativity, and human development.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

#BornToCreate ,

An Engaging Creativity Booster!

Creativity is the number one sought-after skill in our workplace. Cyndi and Matt make it simple and actionable for educators to bring more creativity into the classroom, leaving students equipped and inspired to go create. Through approachable and enlightening conversations with leading creativity experts and educators, each episode feels fresh and purposeful. Your coffee break room conversation has never felt so dynamic.

Mike Rucker, PhD ,

Great podcast for educators!

This podcast is for any educator wanting to keep their teaching acumen up-to-date and filled with innovative ideas. Hosts Dr. Cynthia Burnett and Dr. Matthew Worwood are like the teachers we all wish we had, making each episode a masterclass in creativity. They've got great chemistry, and I really enjoy their knack for exploring different topics in depth. Whether you're teaching kids or college students, this podcast is a treasure trove of "Why didn't I think of that?" moments.

trendyolkuryezam ,

Clear, concise and quite useful!

I love the way you talk about creativity and how it can be applied to different aspects of education. The guests are inspiring and there is always something I can relate with. I especially appreciate the focus on practical tips and advice that listeners can use to boost their own creativity.

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