ERIC Number: ED043898
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A Transactional Approach to Creativity and Its Implications for Education. Value Dilemmas in the Assessment and Development of Creative Leaders.
Taylor, Irving A.; Gantz, Benjamin S.
Irving Taylor's paper formulates a theory of creativity which emphasizes the alteration of the environment in accordance with personal patterns of perception. The necessary components are elaborated: (1) an explanatory statement of motivation in creativity; (2) a delineation of the forms creativity can take; (3) an identification and characterization of the creative process; (4) criteria for defining or identifying creativity; and (5) the implications of the theory, in this case, for education. Dr. Gantz's paper deals with the last two of these components. His particular vantage point was the value dilemmas which arise in identifying and developing creative leaders. Primary among these are: (1) how to determine who is chosen; (2) the social outcomes of our choices; (3) placing creative people away from their indigenous groups; (4) personal privacy in assessment procedures; (5) the ethics of training a person in a mode of perception or behavior which could be disastrous in his ordinary situation; (6) which value framework will be used for selecting creative leaders; and (7) the lack of and need for concurrence about man's purpose and goals. (TL)
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Creative Development, Creative Expression, Creative Teaching, Creative Thinking, Creativity, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Training, Moral Values, Social Values, Values
Irving A. Taylor, Smith Richardson Foundation, Inc., Piedmont Building, P.O.Box 3265, Greensboro, North Carolina 27402 (no price is quoted.)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Smith Richardson Foundation, Inc., Greensboro, NC.; American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting, Boston, December, 1969