ERIC Number: ED078435
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Creativity. What Research Says to the Teacher, Series, No. 28.
Torrance, E. Paul
This pamphlet touches on definitions of creativity; its manifestations and methods of measurement on the preschool, elementary, high school, and college levels; its pattern of development; non-test ways of identifying creative behavior; and an explanation of creative learning. Common blocks to creative development are delineated, and a section entitled "What Can Teachers Do?" offers some guidelines on how to provide opportunities for creative behavior, develop skills for creative learning, reward creative achievements, provide for continuity of creative development, establish creative relationships with children, and develop a supportive classroom atmosphere. Also included are prescriptions for determining goals in guiding creativity and a discussion of ways in which teachers may understand and increase their own creativity. General and selected research references are appended. (MF)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Creative Activities, Creative Development, Creativity, Creativity Research, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Measurement Techniques, Rewards, Secondary Education, Student Teacher Relationship, Teaching Methods
National Education Association, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. 20036 ($0.25 single copy)
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Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC. Association of Classroom Teachers.