ERIC Number: ED312835
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Creativity and Learning: What Research Says to the Teacher.
Hennessey, Beth A.; Amabile, Teresa M.
The pamphlet reviews research on creativity and applies it to the learning process. After discussing the definition and measurement of creativity, the components of creative performance are outlined, including domain-relevant skills, creativity-relevant skills, and intrinsic task motivation. Factors which destroy students' creativity are noted, such as having children work for an expected reward, setting up competitive situations, having children focus on expected evaluation, using plenty of surveillance, and setting up restricted-choice situations. Strategies for nurturing and encouraging intrinsic motivation and creativity in classroom settings are explored. A bibliography and a list of resources on thinking skills conclude the pamphlet. (PB)
Descriptors: Creative Development, Creative Thinking, Creativity, Creativity Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Motivation, Learning Strategies, Skill Development, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods
National Education Association, Professional Library, P.O. Box 509, West Haven, CT 06516 ($3.95, Stock No. 1078-7).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.