ERIC Number: ED448883
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Rethinking Creativity. Fastback 458.
Morgan, Ronald R.; Ponticell, Judith A.; Gordon, Edward E.
While intelligence plays an important role in understanding human behavior, it is through creativity that we can understand a human's ability to cope with challenging situations in novel and appropriate ways. This fastback explores theories and research on creativity. Its chapters are: (1) "Looking for Creativity," describing six multidisciplinary approaches to the study of creativity; (2) "Investing in Creativity," discussing traits of creative people and the importance of a supportive environment; (3) "Do Rewards Undermine Creativity?" exploring whether extrinsic rewards dampen children's creativity; (4) "Intelligence, Personality, and Motivation," addressing how these three constructs relate to instructional effectiveness; (5) "The Emotional Literacy Movement," discussing aspects of emotional intelligence and its instruction; and (6) "Recommendations for Education Programs," providing perspectives from several theorists on how education can better foster higher-level cognitive skills and creativity. (Contains 48 references.) (EV)
Descriptors: Creative Development, Creative Thinking, Creativity, Creativity Research, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Emotional Intelligence, Motivation, Personality, Rewards
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.