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ERIC Number: ED413914
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 35
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Necessity of Information Processing Models as Functional Tools.
Yoo, Soyoung
Research in the school library field has shifted from the traditional focus of document storage and organization to the actual use of information in the context of the user's problem-solving. Information skills as learning tools contribute to students' ability for thinking, problem-solving, and creativity. This paper looks at how the integrated curriculum contributes to the enhancement of students' creativity. The paper investigates: creativity and intelligence; evidence of integration in human cognition; Jean Piaget's schema theory; the function and structure of the cerebral cortex; the function of tools; Vygotsky's mediation theory; the information processing model--a tool to aid creativity; integrating characteristics in an information processing model; and characteristics in an information processing model as a tool. Information processing models are necessary tools to enhance students' creativity. Creativity, the purpose of education, comes from the integration of different information which exists both in the human thinking process as well as the information processing model when it is used. Since the integration of different information is critical in generating creativity, it is necessary for students to be exposed to a multi-information environment. The multi-information environment for students means an integrated curriculum which includes library and information skills and one or more subject areas. (Contains 61 references.) (SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea