The Practicality of Play
"When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up." C.S. Lewis
What are your earliest memories of play? I remember playing hide and seek with my Mom and Dad. They took turns hiding me and my brother like Easter Eggs.
Creative Problem-Solving is a discipline that defines problems so as to permit the broadest array of solutions. CPS seeks many points of view and examines problems for their relational impacts at all levels: individual, institutional, societal, and international. CPS seeks to develop solution systems based upon what is learned about a problem, rather than what is habitually done. It is a caring approach that seeks transformative solutions to redefine problems, expand resources and facilitate enhanced relationships between the parties. (based upon a definition of Creative Problem Solving by Janeen Kerper of CWSL.)
California Western College of Law McGill Center for Creative Problem Solving is the flagship for this approach. In 2000, they hosted a wonderful conference on the topic. I recently found that the proceedings are available on Lexis-Nexis: