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ERIC Number: EJ1064449
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 18
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 73
ISSN: ISSN-1045-1064
Creativity--A Framework for the Design/Problem Solving Discourse in Technology Education
Lewis, Theodore
Journal of Technology Education, v17 n1 p35-52 Fall 2005
Subjects for which aesthetics and creative performance are critical curricular dimensions (such as art, physical education, music, and technology education), and which are accommodative of students across the range of intelligences (Gardner, 1999) are not readily or completely captured by content standards. Therefore content knowledge in these fields that target student achievement as conventionally conceived must be complemented by treatment of more subjective and elusive goals such as the development of connoisseurship, appreciation, or creative insight. With the publication of standards for the subject (International Technology Education Association, 2000), the need for focus upon creativity in technology education has been made more urgent than before because of the prominence given to the teaching and learning of design. Four of the standards (8, 9, 10, and 11) address design directly. This article seeks to stimulate a conversation about the inculcation of creativity as an important goal of technology education, and as a concomitant of the goals of the Standards for Technological Literacy. The purpose is to direct the attention of the field to an area of the subject that remains under-explored. The article unfolds by addressing: (1) what creativity is; (2) creative cognitive processes; (3) schooling and creativity; (4) creativity and technology education; and (5) implications for technology education.
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Language: English
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