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Classroom Activities to Develop Creativity.
Cornish, Robert L., Ed.
A vitally important objective for the classroom teacher is to foster children's creative thinking. In this activity book for teachers of young children, the need for independence and creativity in modern society is discussed as an antidote for the conformity and depersonalization characteristic of our culture. Teacher flexibility and acceptance of children are noted as the crucial determinants of a classroom atmosphere that promotes creativity. The teacher concerned with creativity attempts to set up problem situations for the children for which there is no one correct response, so that students can independently try out different solutions. The manual is divided into 11 sections, each of which suggests activities to stimulate abilities that a creative individual might possess: (1) sensitivity to problems, (2) fluency of ideas, (3) fluency of associations, (4) flexibility, (5) originality, (6) redefinition or ability to arrange, (7) elaboration, (8) sensory awareness, (9) divergent thinking, (10) independence in thinking and judgment, and (11) imaginative activities. Classroom activities designed to enhance each of these abilities are included for each section. (DP)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Fayetteville School District 1, AR.; Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III