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ERIC Number: EJ888020
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 86
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0175
Metaphor Foundations in Creativity Research: Boundary vs. Organism
Moran, Seana
Journal of Creative Behavior, v43 n1 p1-22 2009
Two metaphors explicitly or implicitly used in the conceptualization of creativity are examined and compared. The boundary metaphor describes creativity in terms of crossing or pushing out a frontier. This metaphor underlies studies that emphasize creativity as a moment--an "aha!" experience or a sharp break from tradition. The organism metaphor describes creativity in terms of a reconfiguration of a problem, domain, or situation. This metaphor underlies studies that emphasize creativity as a transformation process. Research and educational implications for a potential shift in the dominant metaphor in the creativity research field are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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