ERIC Number: ED021380
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
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Creativity. Education Today Series.
Cropley, A. J.
The relationship between creativity and intelligence is discussed; and the position that intellect is not synonymous with the ability to respond in the usual logical way to a standard test item is developed. This logical (convergent) way of thinking, measured by IQ tests, is contrasted with the creative (divergent) way of thinking, measured by creativity tests. A connection is demonstrated between personality type and the two alternative ways of thinking; the need for teaching creative thinking in the schools is presented. Differences between divergent and convergent thinkers in problem solving, achievement, intelligence level, and creativity are discussed. The influence of parents and teachers in fostering or hindering the development of creativity is explained. There are two appendixes, one on a Canadian study of creativity and the other on creativity tests. A bibliography of 95 items is included. (SN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement, Cognitive Processes, Convergent Thinking, Creative Development, Creative Thinking, Creativity, Divergent Thinking, Exceptional Child Education, Individual Characteristics, Intelligence, Intelligence Tests, Parents, Problem Solving, Research Projects, Teachers, Teaching Methods, Tests
Humanities Press, Inc., 303 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10010 ($2.25, pape back).
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