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ERIC Number: ED429773
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Pages: 12
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Developing a Multigenerational Creativity Website for Gifted and Talented Learners.
Montgomery, Diane; Overton, Robert; Bull, Kay S.; Kimball, Sarah; Griffin, John
This paper discusses techniques and resources to use to stimulate creativity through a web site for several "generations" of gifted and talented learners. To organize a web site to stimulate creativity, two categories of development issues must be considered: intrinsic person variables, and process variables such as thinking skills, specific learning processes, and those person characteristics that are responsive to development. Bloom's taxonomy of knowledge contains six levels of skill; the higher-level thinking skills of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation are often integrated into models of creative problem solving. Thinking skills that promote creative solutions to problems are critical thinking, deductive thinking, divergent thinking, inductive thinking, lateral thinking, metacognitive skills, visual thinking, and vertical thinking. Techniques that help establish an environment for creativity are set breaking, warm-ups, blockbusting processes, constructive discontent, creative dramatics, relaxation training, autogenics, psychodrama, sociodrama, and future studies. General systems that develop general creative processes or that value creativity are bionics, synectics, future problem solving, creative problem solving, creativity by design, entrepreneuring, and intrapreneuring. Components of two problem-solving models, methods for creating original associations, creativity enhancing techniques, brainstorming, visualization, and imagery are discussed. Web site addresses that provide examples and references are given throughout the article. A table presents characteristics of creative persons. (TD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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