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ERIC Number: ED011362
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 43
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Reference Count: 0
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CREATIVITY RESEARCH AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR ADULT EDUCATION.
ZAHN, JANE C.
THIS COMMENTARY ON CREATIVITY RESEARCH DEFINES THE CREATIVE RESPONSE AND THE PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CREATIVE PERSON, AND OUTLINES THE CREATIVE PROCESS AND THE BARRIERS AND FACILITATORS TO IT. CREATIVE WRITERS AND PAINTERS ARE USED AS EXAMPLES. CERTAIN TEACHING METHODS ENCOURAGE CREATIVITY--(1) LEADING THE STUDENT TO QUESTION, (2) USING ANALOGY, METAPHOR, AND FREE ASSOCIATION OF IDEAS, (3) PERMITTING LOGICAL ANALYSIS TO COME LATE IN THE DISCOVERY PROCESS, (4) ENCOURAGING SKEPTICISM, (5) PERMITTING DISORDER, (6) LEAVING BLOCKS OF FREE TIME FOR THOUGHT, (7) FURNISHING AESTHETIC EXPERIENCES, (8) REWARDING CREATIVITY, AND (9) RELATING SUBJECTS TO OTHER DISCIPLINES OR TO WIDER CONCEPTS AND PROBLEMS. IN ADULT EDUCATION, THE ADMINISTRATOR IS RESPONSIBLE FOR DESIGNING A CURRICULUM TO FOSTER CREATIVE CAPACITY, FOR FACILITATING THE COMMUNICATION OF ABLE PEOPLE WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION, AND FOR ENCOURAGING NEW WAYS OF APPROACHING PROBLEMS AND INTERACTION AMONG AN AUTONOMOUS FACULTY AND STAFF. HE MUST BE OPEN TO NEW IDEAS AND BE AN ABLE, CREATIVE PERSON WHO VALUES THE DEVELOPMENT OF SENSITIVE MINDS. A BIBLIOGRAPHY CONTAINS 24 REFERENCES. THIS DOCUMENT IS ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF LIBERAL EDUCATION FOR ADULTS AT BOSTON UNIVERSITY, 138 MOUNTFORT ST., BROOKLINE, MASSACHUSETTS 02146, FOR $1.25. (AJ)
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Identifiers: Massachusetts (Boston)