Researchers have found that creativity used in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is very similar to creativity use in the arts, indicating that a holistic approach to teaching creativity in schools and universities would benefit all disciplines.
When students generate their own questions around a subject, they deepen their knowledge of the topic and their ability to remember it.
Scientists found that cursive writing and drawing activated brain areas important for memory and the encoding of new information and, therefore, helped “provide the brain with optimal conditions for learning.” This was not seen in the subjects who were typewriting.
The pandemic has made a new case for winter outdoor activity. As British fellwalker, guidebook author and illustrator, Alfred Wainwright, said, “There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.” It seems that many more are willing to embrace this motto now that indoor activities are curtailed.