ERIC Number: ED120651
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Is Creativity Teachable? Phi Delta Kappa Foundation Fastback 20.
Torrance, E. Paul; Torrance, J. Pansy
The authors, based on their long experience in helping children and adults to think and function more creatively, express their conviction in the possibility of increasing the creativity of people through special instruction. Many experiments have shown that, although some types of warm-up and reward conditions increased the chances of creative thinking occuring, it was still evident that the lack of fundamental skills was a handicap. Moreover, research indicates that preconscious and emotional elements play an important role in creativity. Consequently, the authors devised special teaching procedures to teach certain skills and means of using emotions to facilitate creative thinking and behavior. This booklet presents various procedures and programs which can be used in a variety of situations, such as in the classroom, creative arts, testing, and the media to help people be more creative. On many occasions, the authors have employed various evaluative techniques and found that their procedures were quite successful in fulfilling the aims set for them. (SE)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Cognitive Processes, Creative Art, Creativity, Creativity Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Environment, Evaluation, Instructional Materials, Motivation, Skill Development, Skills, Teaching Methods, Testing, Workshops
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.