ERIC Number: EJ1103016
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
What Do We Know about the Development of Creativity in South America?
Preiss, David D.; Grau, Valeska; Ortiz, Dominga; Bernardino, Michelle
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, n152 p85-97 Sum 2016
We review recent research about the development of creativity in South America focusing on studies of individual differences in creativity and educational and developmental studies of children and adolescents' creativity. Most South American researchers are influenced by mainstream psychometric approaches, although computational and cultural approaches are also considered. Two main areas of inquiry are: (a) the relationship between creativity and other constructs, and (b) the structural and cultural inhibitors of creativity in school. Studies conducted beyond the school shed light on the role resilience has in fostering creativity. The lack of studies testing interventions aimed at promoting creativity is concerning. There is also a surprising lack of observational studies related to the pedagogy of creativity. Last but not least, there is a need to advance research on other factors, in addition to the educational ones, that may play a role in fostering creativity in South America.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Creativity, Individual Differences, Children, Adolescents, Psychometrics, Barriers, Resilience (Psychology), Creative Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: South America
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