Friday, December 24, 2010

Favorite comments of '10: RMD on creativity

(Is the world right-brained or left-brained)

I think people also miss the mastery aspect of creativity: truly creative people have mastered all that has gone on before them. We underestimate the role that true mastery plays.

For example, I was telling someone about Direct Instruction and its success. They, of course, asked "what about creativity?". They don't realize that true, high level creativity is the result of mastery of the basics.

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