2. Being Original 31.
Creativity always involves originality. But there are different categories of originality3.
The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect alone but by the play instinct. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves. C. G. Jung
· Individual A personÕs work may be original in relation to their own previous work and output. · Relative It may be original in relation to their peer group: to other young people of the same age, for example. · Historic The work may be original in terms of anyoneÕs previous output in a particular field: that is, it may be uniquely original.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Albert Einstein
There can also be degrees of originality within these categories: of greater or less originality in relation to individual or group output. Originality in creative work will often be judged to be of the first two categories. For reasons we come to, this can be of considerable importance in the general education of each individual. But in our view exceptional individual achievement - that is, of historic originality - is also more likely to emerge from a system of education which encourages the creative capacities of everyone.
Published on Mar 30, 2012
All Our Futures: Creativity, Culture and Education Report to the Secretary of State for Education and Employment the Secretary of State for...