ERIC Number: ED451667
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Fostering Creativity in Children, K-8: Theory and Practice.
Lynch, Mervin D., Ed.; Harris, Carole Ruth, Ed.
This book identifies strategies for use by classroom teachers in grades K-8 to nurture the development of creativity. Section 1 offers general strategies to stimulate productive thinking. Section 2 examines personality, creative thinking, and appropriate teaching strategies. Section 3 is dedicated to teaching special groups. Section 4 focuses on creativity in specific content areas. Individual chapters are: "Multiple Options as a Model for Teaching the Creatively Talented Child" (John F. Feldhusen); "The Schoolwide Enrichment Model: Developing Students' Creativity and Talents" (Sally M. Reis and Joseph S. Renzulli); "Stimulating the Development of Talent for Creative Productivity in Children through the Use of Refutational Processes" (Mervin D. Lynch, Carole Ruth Harris, and Eugenie N. Williams); "How Parents and Teachers Can Enhance Creativity in Children" (Jane Piirto); "A Genetic Model of Creativity and Type T Personality Complex with Educational Implications" (Frank Farley); "Swimming against the Tide: The Creative Child as a Late Bloomer" (Jack Levin and Nina L. Greenwald); "Teaching the Creative Child Who Is African American" (Alexinia Young Baldwin); "Fostering Creativity in the Asian-Pacific Child K-8: Identification, Strategies, Implications" (Carole Ruth Harris); "Instructional Principles for the Creative Child with Learning Disabilities" (Amy L. Phillips); "Creativity in Science for K-8 Practitioners: Problem-Based Approaches to Discovery and Invention" (Jonathan A. Plucker and Jeffrey A. Nowak); "Teaching Reading for Creativity" (Joyce McPeake Robinson); "Teaching Poetry to the Creative Child K-8" (Carole Ruth Harris); "Teaching Creative Children with the Performing Arts Problem-Solving Pyramid" (Carole Ruth Harris); "Fostering Creativity in the Classroom through Music" (Laura M. Schulkind); "Art Talent Development, Creativity, and the Enrichment of Programs for Artistically Talented Students in Grades K-8" (Gilbert A. Clark and Enid Zimmerman); and "Teaching Mathematics to Young Children: The Math Circle" (Robert Kaplan). (Contains approximately 475 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Creative Development, Creative Thinking, Creativity, Educational Environment, Elementary Education, Individual Differences, Intellectual Disciplines, Kindergarten, Personality Traits, Special Needs Students, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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