ERIC Number: ED159849
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Developing Creativity in the Gifted and Talented.
Callahan, Carolyn M.
Intended to provide teachers with information about research in creativity, the book reviews practical considerations involved in the education of gifted and talented children. The first section analyzes difficulties and issues in defining creativity, including a review of models of creative thinking. The second chapter briefly reviews standardized instruments for evaluating creativity, while the third, the major focus of the book discusses approaches to stimulating and developing the creative thinking process. In addition to a review of general approaches, such as word association training and brainstorming, nine teacher guides are presented on such activities as personal analogy and divergent production of symbolic relations. Five programs and curricula designed to develop creativity, including the Productive Thinking Program and the Purdue Creative Thinking Program, are considered. The fourth and fifth chapters provide information on evaluating the effectiveness of the teaching approaches. (CL)
Descriptors: Creative Development, Creative Thinking, Evaluation Methods, Gifted, Research Utilization, Talent, Teaching Methods
Council for Exceptional Children, Publication Sales Unit, 1920 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091 ($4.50, Publication No. 177)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.