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ERIC Number: EJ1022687
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Fostering Creativity through Personalized Education
Munakata, Mika; Vaidya, Ashwin
PRIMUS, v23 n9 p764-775 2013
This article focuses on the philosophy of creativity and its enhancement through an undergraduate research experience. In this paper we offer suggestions for infusing the undergraduate mathematics and science curriculum with research experiences as a way of fostering creativity in our students. We refer to the term "research" broadly, offering suggestions to accommodate students from various backgrounds and with different goals. We posit that creativity is a necessary component of scientific thinking, producing students that are motivated, passionate, skilled, adaptable, and responsible. Research experiences at the undergraduate level instill a deep sense of personalized education and learning that can make the entire university experience extremely pleasurable and of lasting value.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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