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ERIC Number: EJ1000641
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1946-0406
Participatory Creativity: Getting the Creative Juices Flowing
Hernandez, Luis
Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, n206 p66-67 Jul-Aug 2012
Why is creativity an important part of an organization? Isn't that something that the children should be doing so that their families can put it up on the refrigerator door and say, "Look how creative she is!"? But creativity is much more than that and should be an ingredient of any smart and savvy organization. Creativity reflects that an organization is up-to-date with trends, research, new practices, and stimulating ideas. Creativity propels individuals, teams, and organizations to reenergize, refresh, and refocus the vision and spirit of a once-great center. Great organizational leaders--directors, managers, teachers--recognize the need to shake things up. Participatory creativity is not just a "feel good" exercise, nor a guarantee for success. Creativity, much like learning, can be uncomfortable. It is often necessary to try many things and fail in order to learn and succeed. With each attempt, individuals and teams build their confidence to face the complexities of their work.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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