ERIC Number: ED063715
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Program of the Creativity Center: Project Gifted.
Warwick School Dept., RI.
Described is the creativity center program, part of Project Gifted, an educational program for gifted intermediate grade children. The report pertains specifically to the Warwick Public Schools in Rhode Island. The program is described to give gifted children opportunity and encouragement in their academic and personal development. The program offers educational opportunities in both verbal and nonverbal learning, with half of the program focusing on creative writing, and half on visual arts activities. Eighty children participated during the first year and were divided into 10 groups, each group spending one half-day session in the creativity center for a total of 36 lessons. The teacher role is defined to be that of creating a favorable, receptive atmosphere, of recognizing and encouraging talent. Art is thought to have great potential for revealing children's ideas and emotions and for nurturing their creative growth. Specific objectives of the visual arts program and the creative writing program are listed, followed by the educational objectives of illustrative lessons. Suggested art processes and media are listed, as are composition language, and style skills. (For related studies, see also EC 042 228-230.) (CB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Warwick School Dept., RI.