ERIC Number: ED369688
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
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Educators Look to the Poets and Artists: The Importance of Creative Visioning in Education.
Cromwell, Ronald R.
This document summarizes a study attempting to understand the critical skill of creative visioning. In the study, 20 people who were involved in creativity or creative visioning were interviewed for 1.5-4 hours. Seven central themes emerged from the interviews: (1) the meaning of creative visioning; (2) trusting; (3) imagination; (4) connections; (5) intensity; (6) courage; and (7) spiritual/mysticism. These main themes were enriched by a discussion of enablers and blocks. Although creative visioning is not something that can be easily understood or defined, the paper attempts to synthesize a definition from the descriptions gathered in the interviews. The document defines creative visioning as a process that is based in and touches a deep sense of knowing that enables one to see, feel, and sense new possibilities, dimensions, and connections. Key to this sense of knowing was trusting, a need to trust one's ability to know in a different way through intuition. But this trust is more than in intuition. It moved into trusting the body's knowing that included reason, logic, intuition, and something more. Emerging from intuition and perhaps as important came imagination and connections. The sense of knowing that trusts intuition depends on an ability to imagine. This new vision requires intensity and courage. This intensity requires courage. All of the subjects said that fear was the greatest block to creative visioning. The paper includes a brief discussion of the implications of the findings, concluding that schools are key to fostering the growth of creative visioning in students. (DK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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