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ERIC Number: EJ946920
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1359-8139
Educational Researchers' Personal Explicit Theories on Creativity and Its Development: A Qualitative Study
Maksic, Slavica; Pavlovic, Jelena
High Ability Studies, v22 n2 p219-231 2011
The aim of this paper is to investigate implicit theories of educational researchers on creativity and the potential to support creativity in schools. We used qualitative thematic analysis of material produced by 27 educational experts from Serbia. Personal explicit theories about manifestations of creativity are mainly based on qualities and behavior of a creative person, while there are notable differences in manifestations of creativity at different ages. There is a prevalent belief that the school can contribute to the development of creativity to a large extent. The paper broadens the field of investigation into implicit theories on creativity, from exploring the creative personality to a developmental dimension of creativity and to the possibilities of supporting creativity in the school setting. (Contains 2 notes and 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Serbia