ERIC Number: ED480289
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
E. Paul Torrance: His Life, Accomplishments, and Legacy. Research Monograph Series.
Hebert, Thomas P.; Cramond, Bonnie; Neumeister, Kristie L. Speirs; Millar, Garnet; Silvian, Alice F.
This monograph is designed to be a tribute to E. Paul Torrance, a renowned creativity researcher, university teacher, and mentor. It is presented in three sections, the first of which is a discussion of Torrance's life. It reviews his childhood in rural Georgia, his academic accomplishments, the emergence of his interest in creativity and the development of his creativity theory, the application of his creativity theory, and his affirmation of creativity in challenging times during his retirement years. The second section of the monograph provides an overview of Torrance's accomplishments, including his creativity research, the design and refinement of the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (TTCT) to measure creative abilities, results of his longitudinal studies on creativity, the development of the Future Problem Solving Program, and the development of the Incubation Model for creative teaching. The monograph states that the TTCT has been used in more than 2,000 studies and has been translated into more than 32 languages, and explains the components of the TTCT, scoring, and interpretation of the TTCT. The monograph concludes with a discussion of his legacy and the Torrance Center for Creative Studies. Testimonies of former students on Torrance's mentorship and inspirational leadership are included. (Contains 47 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Creative Development, Creative Teaching, Creative Thinking, Creativity, Creativity Research, Creativity Tests, Educational Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Life Events, Mentors, Postsecondary Education, Professional Development, Scholarship, Talent Development
Order Department, University of Connecticut, The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, 2131 Hillside Road Unit 3007, Storrs, CT 06269-3007 ($10). Tel: 860-486-0283; Fax: 860-486-2900; Web site: http://www.gifted.uconn.edu.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, Storrs, CT.
Identifiers: Torrance (E Paul); Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking