ERIC Number: ED262508
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Creativity and the Creative Process. 1985 Digest, Revised.
McGreevy, Ann M.
The digest explores the nature of the creative process. It begins with background information which notes the importance of seeing the familiar in a new light and the possibility on non-acceptance of the creative act. Four basic abilities necessary for creativity and problem solving are identified: (1) fluency, (2) flexibility, (3) elaboration, and (4) originality. Guidelines are offered parents and teachers regarding ways to foster creativity, including allowing flexibility in scheduling, listening to and encouraging all ideas and suggestions, looking for ways to integrate interests, and providing a variety of materials with which to experiment. Four basic rules are set forth: defer judgment, generate many ideas for any given situation (both in number and in kind), solicit free thinking, and combine ideas. A list of resources on the topic concludes the digest. (CL)
ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 (one free copy).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.