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ERIC Number: EJ1176389
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0261-4294
Mindfulness, Learning, and the Creative Process
Shamas, Victor; Maker, June
Gifted Education International, v34 n2 p129-143 May 2018
Based on a unique approach to creativity presented in a revolutionary new book, "Deep Creativity," the authors introduce important, often-ignored processes and aspects of processes that are important to both learning and creativity. They focus on the qualities of "thoughtfulness," which is complete receptivity to all possible ways of thinking, and "sensationality," which is the experience of pure awareness devoid of all thought, as two aspects of mindfulness. They focus more on the underlying experience of mindfulness than on the use of mindfulness meditation methods and provide many ways for educators, parents, and community members to enhance learning and creativity. To stimulate thoughtfulness, the authors propose that students be given the opportunity to expand their "receptivity" to new ways of thinking through the practice of Repose, a simple technique that can be carried out virtually anywhere with minimal training. Sensationality can be heightened through immersion in free-form, non-competitive forms of "play." Throughout this article, the authors offer specific strategies for integrating Repose and play into learning experiences and educational settings, including the exciting new concept of Centers for Creativity and Innovation in ways that increase learners' productivity as well as their passion for learning.
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Language: English
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