Ask 25 kindergartners, how many of you are artists and you‘ll likely see all 25 hands in the air. While most young children will easily classify themselves as creative, the number drops to 50% by the 5th grade and plummets by adulthood.
And yet, Fortune 500 leaders cited creative problem solving and innovation as top traits in new candidates. What happened to that creative kindergartner?
The biological details says that the emotional mind fully operates at the age of 12. However, the prefrontal cortex (the part that controls exclusive functions like difficult cognitive behavior, decision-making and social control) doesn’t fully develop till the mid-twenties. During the primary standards, students create with freedom. The “purple cow” seems to be creative and imaginative