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ERIC Number: ED527532
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov-18
Pages: 226
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-4158-9460-9
How Dogmatic Beliefs Harm Creativity and Higher-Level Thinking. Educational Psychology Series
Ambrose, Don, Ed.; Sternberg, Robert J., Ed.
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
In a world plagued by enormous, complex problems requiring long-range vision and interdisciplinary insights, the need to attend to the influence of dogmatic thinking on the development of high ability and creative intelligence is pressing. This volume introduces the problem of dogmatism broadly, explores the nature and nuances of dogmatic thinking from various disciplinary perspectives, and applies the gleaned insights to what is known about creativity. Bringing together leading thinkers in the fields of creative studies and education, and in other relevant fields (history, sociology, psychology) whose work pertains to the various dimensions of dogmatism and the ethical problems it generates, this panoramic view represents interdisciplinary bridge building with the potential to generate new insights about the education of creative young minds. This book is divided into five parts. Part I, Introduction: The Need for Attending to the Influence of DOGMATISM on Creative Intelligence, contains the following chapters: (1) Overview of a Collaborative, Interdisciplinary Exploration (Don Ambrose & Robert J. Sternberg); and (2) Finding Dogmatic Insularity in the Territory of Various Academic Disciplines (Don Ambrose). Part II, Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Problem of Dogmatism, contains the following chapters: (3) Next Time Victory (Andrew Bacevich); (4) Dogmatism and Genocide (Daniel Chirot); (5) Dogmatism, Creativity, and Critical Thought: The Reality of Human Minds and the Possibility of Critical Societies (Linda Elder & Richard Paul); (6) Dogmatism and Authoritarianism (Bob Altemeyer); and (7) An Interdisciplinary Flight Over Dogmatic Socioeconomic, Political, Ideological, and Cultural Terrain (Don Ambrose). Part III, Dogmatism in Socioeconomic, Cultural, and Ideological Contexts that Influence Education, contains the following chapters: (8) Narrowing Curriculum, Assessments, and Conceptions of What It Means to Be Smart in the US Schools: Creaticide by Design (David Berliner); (9) Dark Times: Bush, Obama, and the Specter of Authoritarianism in American Politics (Henry Giroux); and (10) The Challenge Facing Educational Reformers: Making the Transition from individual to Ecological intelligence in an Era of Climate Change (C. A. Bowers). Part IV, Dogmatism and Its Implications for Creative intelligence, contains the following chapters: (11) One Creator's Meat Is Another Creator's Poison: Field and Domain Restrictions on individual Creativity (Dean Keith Simonton); (12) Parsimonious Creativity and Dogma (Mark Runco); (13) Why Creativity Should Matter, Why It Doesn't, and What We Can Do About It (James Kaufman, Candice Davis & Ronald A. Beghetto); (14) Unintentional Dogmatism When Thinking Big: How Grand Theories and interdisciplinary Thinking Can Sometimes Limit Our Vision (John Baer); (15) Five Gifted Ways to Lose Your Creative intelligence (Cheryl L. Walker & Bruce M. Shore); (16) From Dogmatic Mastery to Creative Productivity (Susan J. Paik); and (17) Constructive Creativity for Growth (Ai-Girl Tan). Part V, Conclusion, contains the following chapters chapter: (18) What is the Purpose of Schooling? How Dogmatism Provides a Litmus (Robert J. Sternberg). [Foreword by Howard Gardner.]
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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