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ERIC Number: EJ1055657
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1935-7869
What Do We Know about Creativity?
Gomez, Jose G.
Journal of Effective Teaching, v7 n1 p31-43 2007
Creativity has been defined in many different ways by different authors. This article explores these different definitions of creativity; the relationship between creativity and intelligence, and those factors which affect creativity, such as convergent and divergent thinking. In addition, the article explores the importance of computer technology for testing ideas and the importance of reflective thinking and the evaluation of thoughts. It concludes with a synthesis of the basic attributes of highly creative students and present some ideas of what scholars have said about strategies we can use to enhance creativity in students. Although originality and creative imagination are private, guidance and training can substantially increase the learner's output.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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