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ERIC Number: EJ1148991
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0278-3193
How to Overcome the One-Track Mind: Teaching for Creativity and Wisdom
Dai, David Yun; Cheng, Huai
Roeper Review, v39 n3 p174-177 2017
In this response to Sternberg's (2017) feature article in this special issue, we identify and define a kind of closed-minded, dogmatic, self-serving thinking that is nowadays quite prevalent around the world but counterproductive in solving many social problems. We argue that overcoming such a mindset takes wisdom and creativity. We present some preliminary findings of our research showing that, by encouraging creative problem solving with real-life dilemmas, educators can effectively cultivate the wisdom and creativity of children even in preschool years and help overcome such a mindset, an obstacle to the kind of citizenry and ethical leadership Sternberg advocates. [For Sternber's feature article, "ACCEL: A New Model for Identifying the Gifted," see EJ1148989.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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