ERIC Number: EJ1041782
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Reference Count: 5
From Rhetoric to Reality: Designing Activities to Foster Creativity
Cropley, David H.
Knowledge Quest, v42 n5 p24-27 May-Jun 2014
As teachers strive to make sense of and implement knowledge of creativity that is available from the research community, school librarians are called upon to help turn rhetoric into reality. Developing the creativity habit is far more meaningful and effective if the classroom activity is representative of the real-world problem-solving process. School librarians have a role to play as the facilitators of the transformation. They are equipped to turn the "what" into "how" both by seeking out and providing the practical examples of implementation, but also by helping to develop the detail and context that turns abstract, uninspiring, narrow problems into engaging, realistic, and authentic creative problem-solving exercises.
Descriptors: Creativity, Theory Practice Relationship, Praxis, Learning Activities, School Libraries, Library Role, Library Services, Librarians, Educational Change, Change Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Practices, Instructional Design, Problem Solving, Problem Based Learning
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A