Paper Title
Can Creativity and Critical Thinking Be Taught

Throughout human history, creativity has solved problems through science, technology, art, and human communication. Researchers suggest that creativity is on the decline. Educators and professionals consider the question; are we born creative or can environments be designed to cultivate creativity? Studies suggest creativity is born from necessity, and it is cultivated through ideal learning environments. This paper posits that creativity is innate within humans, and learning environments can be developed for students to discover techniques and solutions within their fields of study. Keywords- Creativity, Learning Environments, Problem Solving, Invention