ERIC Number: ED400059
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
How To Develop Student Creativity.
Sternberg, Robert J.; Williams, Wendy M.
The 25 strategies described in this book can be used to develop personal creativity, student creativity, and creativity in colleagues and staff members. The strategies are based on investment theory, a psychological theory of creativity, but any one strategy is consistent with many other theories. The investment theory of creativity asserts that creative thinkers are like good investors: They buy low and sell high. Whereas investors do so in the world of finance, creative people do so in the world of ideas by taking a unique, typically undervalued idea and convincing other people of its worth. The 25 ways to develop creativity explored in this book are: (1) modeling creativity; (2) building self-efficacy; (3) questioning assumptions; (4) defining and redefining problems; (5) encouraging idea generation; (6) cross-fertilizing ideas; (7) allowing time for creative thinking; (8) instructing and assessing creativity; (9) rewarding creative ideas and products; (10) encouraging sensible risks; (11) tolerating ambiguity; (12) allowing mistakes; (13) identifying and surmounting obstacles; (14) teaching self-responsibility; (15) promoting self-regulation; (16) delaying gratification; (17) using profiles of creative people; (18) encouraging creative collaboration; (19) imagining other viewpoints; (20) recognizing environmental fit; (21) finding excitement; (22) seeking stimulating environments; (23) playing to strengths; (24) growing creatively; and (25) proselytizing for creativity. (Contains 51 references.) (WJC)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Creative Activities, Creative Development, Creative Expression, Creative Thinking, Creativity, Creativity Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1250 North Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (ASCD Stock No. 196073; ASCD Members, $8.95, Nonmembers, $10.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.