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ERIC Number: ED018900
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 9
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POTENTIAL CREATIVE ABILITY AND THE PRESCHOOL CHILD.
STARKWEATHER, ELIZABETH K.
A STUDY WHICH USED A VARIETY OF BEHAVIORAL TASKS TO STUDY POTENTIAL CREATIVITY IN PRESCHOOL CHILDREN IS PRESENTED. THE BEHAVIORAL TASKS, ESPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR MEASUREMENT OF YOUNG CHILDREN, ARE DESCRIBED ON THE DIMENSIONS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL FREEDOM, WILLINGNESS TO TRY DIFFICULT TAKS, FREEDOM IN USE OF CONFORMING AND NONCONFORMING BEHAVIOR, CURIOSITY, AND ORIGINALITY. THE PAPER FOCUSES UPON THE DIFFICULTIES IN MEASUREMENT OF YOUNG CHILDREN AND THE NEED FOR OTHER INSTRUMENTS, AND PROPOSES RESEARCH ABOUT FORCES RELATED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF CHARACTERISTICS OF POTENTIALLY CREATIVE CHILDREN. THE POSSIBILITY THAT TEACHERS COULD PROVIDE THE CHILD WITH THE KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCES ESSENTIAL FOR RESPONSIBLE FREEDOM TO EXPRESS CREATIVE ABILITIES IS EXPLORED. FIVE REFERENCES ARE INCLUDED. THIS DOCUMENT WAS PUBLISHED IN THE PROCEEDINGS FROM THE FIRST SEMINAR ON PRODUCTIVE THINKING IN EDUCATION, MACALESTER COLLEGE, ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, PAGES 97-107, JANUARY 1966. (CB)
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Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater.
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