ERIC Number: ED132593
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Creativity in the Classroom; What Research Says to the Teacher.
Torrance, E. Paul
A subtle revolution in the goals and methods of education, which has been occurring in the United States since the early 1960s, emphasizes both creative problem solving and creative expression. This booklet discusses this creativity and explores the evidences of change in educational objectives, teaching methods, curriculum and instructional materials, procedures for identifying creative talent, and the assessment of creative achievement. The booklet also deals with creativity at different educational levels, measuring creative thinking abilities, the pattern of development of creative abilities, creative ways of learning, what teachers can do, planning learning experiences for creativity, the teachers' own creativity, and goals in guiding creativity. A list of selected references is included. (JM)
Descriptors: Creative Expression, Creative Thinking, Creativity, Creativity Research, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.