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ERIC Number: EJ903969
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-1533-2276
A Short Commentary on "Where Does Creativity Fit into a Productivist Industrial Model of Knowledge Production?"
Gentry, Marcia
Gifted and Talented International, v25 n1 p45-47 Aug 2010
This article presents the author's brief comment on Hisham B. Ghassib's "Where Does Creativity Fit into a Productivist Industrial Model of Knowledge Production?" Ghassib (2010) takes the reader through an interesting history of human innovation and processes and situates his theory within a productivist model. The deliberate attention to creativity as human capital that informs scientific processes provides a refreshing view to processes often viewed by the lay-person as mysterious and for the few. The author would like Ghassib (2010) to operationally define "modern science." The discussion of economic impact and the number of scientists, engineers, technicians, and administrators needs a situated context. The author contends that defining the scope and context that underpin the model of scientific process and scientific practice would enhance readers' understanding of the theory Ghassib posits. After reading and responding to the manuscript, the author gave it to 9 future social scientists--known in some circles as doctoral students. The author presents the summary of their comments on and reaction to Ghassib's (2010) theory. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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