ERIC Number: ED457223
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Apr-12
Creative Habits and the Meaning-Oriented Curriculum.
Mitchell, Mathew; Randolph, Karen
The connection between creativity and education was studied through interviews conducted by 2 interviewers with 53 creative individuals in northern California, selected because they had visibly recognized success in their fields and they were at least 35 years old. Both researchers developed a matrix of themes. There were 10 major themes that ran across the interviews in Researcher A's analysis. Six of these were explicitly predicted based on the writings of John Dewey. The analysis by Researcher B identified 3 major categories under which 14 specific themes were placed. The two approaches seemed to catch different themes, but the themes could be grouped into three major categories: (1) essential background (discipline); (2) habits of inquiry (engagement); and (3) supportive features (landscape). This initial analysis suggests that researchers may want to explore how to develop a curriculum that incorporates the toolbox of habits successful creative individuals have. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Seattle, WA, April 10-14, 2001). Session sponsored by John Dewey Society SIG.