NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ1056818
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0261-4294
Imagination "First": Unleash the Power of Possibility
Handa, Manoj Chandra
Gifted Education International, v31 n2 p117-141 May 2015
The creativity program, "imagination 'first': unleash the power of possibility," implemented in public primary and secondary schools in Northern Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, deals with the power of imagination in unleashing creativity among gifted students and teachers. Following an in-depth literature review on creativity for gifted students, a Learner-centered Framework of Creative Pedagogy was developed. The framework is guided by the key question: "How can creative development be enhanced among gifted learners in schools?" The framework proposes that creativity can be fostered through the interplay of three key dimensions: "creative practice," "creative learning," and "creative process." The program demonstrates that the role of imagination is at the heart of creative learning. Activities that foster creative thinking should challenge gifted learners to think laterally, be open-minded, inquire into possibilities, and kindle their imagination. Significantly, schools need to "promote creativity across all areas of the curriculum." Practical strategies for implementing the framework in schools are shared.
SAGE Publications. 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320. Tel: 800-818-7243; Tel: 805-499-9774; Fax: 800-583-2665; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A