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ERIC Number: EJ849029
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0002-4805
Enhancing Creativity with M.U.S.I.C.
Henry, Jim
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, v55 n2 p199-211 Sum 2009
Over the past 20 years, the value placed on creativity has dramatically increased, and it has become centrally relevant to education on a global scale. This article explores the many elements involved in the creative process in the hope of providing educators with a working knowledge of how creativity might be enhanced. Recommendations are drawn from the existing literature, and a rationale for a product-oriented definition is provided. The elements that influence creativity are organized into five categories: motivation, uncommon commitment, skill, imagination, and courage: as represented by the acronym M.U.S.I.C. Practical strategies for the classroom are included.
University of Alberta, Faculty of Education. 845 Education Centre South, Edmonton, AB T6G 2G5, Canada. Tel: 780-492-7941; Fax: 780-492-0236; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A