The book took eight years from conception to publication. In the earliest dummy, the monsters that millions have grown to love actually started out as horses.
Playing with imaginary friends in childhood is linked to being more creative as an adult.
How theatre and artwork allowed us to better address severe air pollution.
We talk about artistic inspiration all the time – but science demands inspiration too.
The poet Percy Bysshe Shelley believed that we can exercise our moral imagination 'in the same manner as exercise strengthens a limb'. Here, then, are some tips for fostering empathy through art.
Children with imaginary friends tend to be creative and have more empathy.
Our contemporary education systematically trashes creativity and unwittingly punishes students for exercising their imagination.
Everybody can think creatively – including you.
Creativity should be about more than just coming up with one solution.
It might look like an unfinished piece but it's the work of artificial intelligence, the first artwork of its kind to be sold at auction.
To become a successful innovator, follow Marie Curie, Mahatma Gandhi and today's female social entrepreneurs -- focus on ideas and social value, not money.
Even people who claim to hate routines probably follow quite a few.
The A in STEAM stands for arts, and it has important influences in science, technology, engineering and maths.
To assess problem-solving, creative and critical thinking skills on NAPLAN would fit with broader movements in education internationally, but there are some questions to address first.
The recently released Gonski report contains a recommendation to supporting teacher collaboration. Researchers in Queensland have been conducting research on how design thinking can foster this.
Classroom meditation shows promise for improving student attention, focus, happiness and self-awareness.
The mindset, tools and techniques of designers can make us better leaders. Here's how.
We shouldn't save play for the playground.
The establishment of science centres for young people is one of many initiatives hoped to fix South Africa’s education system.
The world is changing fast and education is not equipping children with the kind of minds they are going to need.