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ERIC Number: EJ897380
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3125
An Almost Forgotten 1953 Conference on Creativity
Hausman, Jerome
Art Education, v63 n2 p6-7 Mar 2010
Recently, the author found himself going through some old documents and he came upon a mimeographed volume: "The Conference on Creativity: A Report the Rockefeller Foundation," edited by Manuel Barkan and Ross L. Mooney, The Ohio State University, 1953. It is over 55 years since this conference and although some references related to this gathering can be found in the art education literature, for the most part the papers included in this report have gone unnoticed. This article talks about the groundbreaking interdisciplinary conference at The Ohio State University which set a new direction for examining creativity's impact on the arts, human behavior, and the social sciences. The author discusses three major directions for an understanding of creativity which were identified as (1) social; (2) behavioral; and (3) conceptual fields.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio