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ERIC Number: ED185771
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
A Guide for Teaching Creative Thinking Skills and Creative Problem-Solving in the Gifted Classroom.
Foster, Kathleen M.
The guide offers elementary teachers narrative statements about creative thinking in teaching and learning and contains over 100 ideas for gifted classroom activities. Narratives address the following topics: rationale for creative thinking in the classroom, definition of creative thinking, individual development of creativity, teacher and learner responsibility in creative thinking, and creative problem solving. Classroom applications of creative thinking skills are divided into three dimensions--gathering and/or isolating data (awareness, fluency, flexibility); doing things with data (perseverance, elaboration, complexity); and doing things differently (courage, curiosity, imagination, originality). Finally, creative thinking and creative problem solving are covered with sections on the creative problem solving (CPS) process, CPS process for a futuristic problem, a CPS center in the classroom, and materials for a CPS center. A list of teacher and classroom resources associated with creative thinking skills concludes the document. (SBH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Diego City Schools, CA.
Note: For related information, see EC 123 927.