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ERIC Number: EJ1023175
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0261-4294
The Intensities and High Sensitivity of a Gifted Creative Genius: Sylvia Ashton-Warner
White, Sonia
Gifted Education International, v30 n2 p106-116 May 2014
This article explores the inner world of Sylvia Ashton-Warner, a gifted woman whose writing and teaching pedagogy earned her national and international acclaim. However, the acknowledged genius of her work is not explored herein. Rather, the inner world of a creatively gifted adult is examined, with particular reference to Dabrowski's "overexcitabilities" or intensities. Through this examination we may better understand highly creative geniuses, and, as lesser mortals, perhaps learn how to better nurture their sensitive souls and foster their self-understanding and resilience so that society can reap the benefits of their creative genius.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand