ERIC Number: EJ903963
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Reference Count: 1
Limits on Science: A Comment on "Where Does Creativity Fit into a Productivist Industrial Model of Knowledge Production?"
Sternberg, Robert J.
Gifted and Talented International, v25 n1 p21-22 Aug 2010
In his essay on the role of creativity in science and of science in society, Hisham B. Ghassib (2010) points out that science is much more a series of common attitudes and practices rather than a clearly delineated set of methods. The author agrees. The author also agrees that scientific knowledge is playing a key role in the forward development of society. This article presents the author's comment on "Where Does Creativity Fit into a Productivist Industrial Model of Knowledge Production?" The author's commentary is not for the purpose of arguing with what Ghassib (2010) has said, but rather, to reflect upon it and suggest directions that might need to be further developed. He discusses three great advantages to scientific knowledge and limitations of scientific knowledge that are not always immediately obvious.
Descriptors: Creativity, Epistemology, Research Needs, Scientific Enterprise, Scientific Principles, Scientific Concepts, Reader Response, Cognitive Processes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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