ERIC Number: ED242653
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
First Steps: Fostering Creativity in Vermont's Schools & Communities.
Vermont Alliance for Arts in Education, Montpelier.
A set of "creative competencies" provides a framework for assessing the extent to which local school environments contribute to the production of creative citizens. Following an introduction to rationale and organization of the Vermont Creativity Task Force, material is divided into five substantive sections. Section 1 pinpoints the characteristics of a creative personality, including such attributes as flexibility, persistance, judgment, and detached involvement. Section 2 explores the attitudinal factors conducive to creativity. Components considered are respect for a discipline of knowledge, concern for process over product, development of a creative atmosphere, emphasis on flexibility, acceptance of failure, and provision of encouragement. Section 3 outlines environmental factors conducive to creativity, such as variation in learning spaces and architecture. Section 4 details the role of materials in fostering creativity. The final section outlines steps that should follow this report, including the need to visit local projects, to identify exemplary programs, to develop resource packets, and to initiate training. Two additional sections contain 4 pages of resources and a response sheet. (LP)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Classroom Environment, Creative Development, Creative Teaching, Creativity, Creativity Research, Educational Facilities, Educational Needs, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Humanistic Education, Learning Activities, Learning Experience, Personality Traits, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Community
Authoring Institution: Vermont Alliance for Arts in Education, Montpelier.