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5 October 2018

Keynote lecture Paul Leseman: creativity is a situated skill

Paul Leseman was keynote speaker at the Symposium on Creativity from an Embodied-Situated Cognition Perspective, on October 5, 2018, organized by the interdisciplinary Utrecht Platform for Creativity and Education (UPCE, supported by Utrecht University) and Webster University, Zürich. In his talk, Leseman outlined a view on creativity as based on detecting unusual or new affordances for action. This view opposes the predominant view on creativity as an individual psychological trait. Two experiments were reported that provide initial support to the idea that creativity is a situated skill.