ERIC Number: EJ935826
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
The Creative Spirit of Design
McDonald, Jason K.
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v55 n5 p53-58 Sep 2011
If instructional designers hold limited views about their practice they sometimes adopt formulaic routines that do not help them accomplish the goals they believe are important, or develop instruction of a quality envisioned by the field's innovative theorists. Fortunately, designers can avoid these unfavorable results in part by understanding and exemplifying "the creative spirit of design". In this article the author examines the creative spirit of design, exploring its imaginative, creation-oriented, and inter-disciplinary character. The author also describes how the creative spirit can help instructional designers remain flexible and perceptive in their practice, and by so doing be better able to create effective and innovative instruction of a quality consistent with their ultimate ideals.
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Creativity, Instructional Design, Instructional Effectiveness, Creative Thinking
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