ERIC Number: EJ903964
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Reference Count: 16
Comments on Ghassib's "Where Does Creativity Fit into a Productivist Industrial Model of Knowledge Production?"
McCluskey, Ken W.
Gifted and Talented International, v25 n1 p23-26 Aug 2010
This article presents the author's comments on Hisham B. Ghassib's "Where Does Creativity Fit into a Productivist Industrial Model of Knowledge Production?" Ghassib's article focuses on the transformation of science from pre-modern times to the present. Ghassib (2010) notes that, unlike in an earlier era when the economy depended on static knowledge reflected in basic trades and apprenticeships, today's reality has positioned science as a knowledge industry that must "persist and reproduce itself" if it and modern societal structures hope to survive. In conceptualizing "the knowledge enterprise" as an industry, Ghassib (2010) identifies and defines its components. Much of what he says connects quite nicely with elements of the more than five-decade-old tradition of the theory and practice of Creative Problem Solving. The author discusses Ghassib's (2010) six components: (1) the productive sites; (2) the producers; (3) raw material; (4) means of knowledge production; (5) methods of production; and (6) peculiarity of the product.
Descriptors: Creativity, Science and Society, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Enterprise, Scientific Principles, Productivity, Productive Thinking, Problem Solving, Scientific Methodology, Human Capital
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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