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ERIC Number: ED260982
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Creativity and Skill.
Bailin, Sharon
It is frequently maintained that creativity involves flexibility, spontaneity, and divergent thinking. Contrary to this commonly held notion, rules play a central role in creativity. For example, in art most work is not revolutionary but rather takes place within a framework of rules dictated by a tradition, a school, or a style. Skills, too, are part of the realm of creativity. Skills are not simply habits which, once learned, become automatic. True skill involves care, vigilance, and criticism. A skilled performance, for example, is one which can be adjusted to changing circumstances. Learning skills is in fact an important part of creativity. (LP)
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., Publishers, Suite 102. 365 Broadway, Hillsdale, NH 10742 ($5.00; 1-10 copies, $3.50).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Harvard International Conference on Thinking (Cambridge, MA, August 19-23, 1984).