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Beghetto, Ronald A., Ed.; Kaufman, James C., Ed. – Cambridge University Press, 2010
"Nurturing Creativity in the Classroom" is a groundbreaking collection of essays by leading scholars, who examine and respond to the tension that many educators face in valuing student creativity but believing that they cannot support it given the curricular constraints of the classroom. Is it possible for teachers to nurture creative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Creativity, Gifted, Motivation
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Cramond, Bonnie – Parenting for High Potential, 2015
We teach our children manners, what to do in certain emergencies, and other life basics, but most of us do not intentionally teach our children about thinking strategies and creative problem solving. Perhaps this is the case because many of us have never formalized these processes within ourselves so that we feel capable of communicating them to…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Creativity, Child Development, Parent Role
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Baer, John – Educational Leadership, 1994
Refutes Bonnie Cramond's claim that divergent-thinking tests surpass expert opinions in judging creativity. Baer's original article deplores using "creativity" tests to select students for gifted/talent programs. He recommends having experts evaluate the creativity of actual products (poems and artwork). All students should be taught…
Descriptors: Creativity Tests, Divergent Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted
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Abdulla, Ahmed M.; Cramond, Bonnie – Roeper Review, 2017
With creativity now being emphasized in schools, it is important for teachers to understand what it is and how it is measured. This review of the literature is an attempt to make sense of the many definitions and measures of creativity. As a result, this comprehensive review shows that most definitions agree that there are at least two criteria to…
Descriptors: Creativity, Creative Thinking, Definitions, Educational Research
Cramond, Bonnie – Understanding Our Gifted, 2011
In this article, the author talks about celebrating the differences of all gifted students. Rather than isolate or ridicule creative individuals, people need to recognize that the very characteristics that enable creative people to think originally may cause them to be seen as different and even bizarre. She suggests that people need to accept and…
Descriptors: Creativity, Academically Gifted, Gifted, Parent Student Relationship
Paek, Sue Hyeon; Abdulla, Ahmed M.; Cramond, Bonnie – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2016
There is a long-standing controversy over the relationship between psychopathology and creativity. Yet there is a lack of evidence regarding the relationship between common psychopathologies and indicators of little-c, or every day, creativity among laypeople. To make sense of this connection, we conducted a meta-analysis using 89 studies to…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Psychopathology, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Anxiety Disorders
Karnes, Frances A., Ed.; Bean, Suzanne M., Ed. – 2001
This book is designed to provide strategies and resources for differentiating the instruction of gifted learners. It addresses characteristics and needs of gifted learners, instructional planning and evaluation, strategies for best practices, and supporting and enhancing gifted programs. Specific chapters include: (1) "Gifted and Talented…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Child Advocacy, Cooperative Learning, Creative Thinking
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Fairweather, Elizabeth C.; Cramond, Bonnie; Landis, Rebecca Nordin – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2015
Critics of creativity tests, some of which are used widely in determining student eligibility for special educational opportunities such as gifted programs, claim that scores on these tests can be improved with specific training on the scoring components of the tests. However, we could find no empirical evidence supporting this claim. So, we…
Descriptors: Tests, Creativity, Coaching (Performance), Test Coaching
Fishkin, Anne S., Ed.; Cramond, Bonnie, Ed.; Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula, Ed. – 1999
This book explores the conceptual and historical bases for examining creativity, cognitive functioning and creativity, cultural influences on creativity, research methodologies for examining creativity, assessment of creativity, and effectiveness of major creativity training models. Chapters include: (1) "Issues in Studying Creativity in Youth"…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes
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Kellam, Nadia; Walther, Joachim; Costantino, Tracie; Cramond, Bonnie – Advances in Engineering Education, 2013
Traditional curricular approaches within engineering education tend to be fragmented, with opportunities for content- and meta-level synthesis being mostly limited to freshman and senior year design courses. In this paper, we are proposing a curricular model, the Synthesis and Design Studio, to combat the tendency towards fragmented curricula. The…
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Education, College Curriculum, Curriculum Development
Subotnik, Rena F., Ed.; Arnold, Karen D., Ed. – 1994
This volume presents 16 papers describing recent longitudinal studies of giftedness. Papers have the following titles and authors: (1) "Longitudinal Study of Giftedness and Talent" (Rena F. Subotnik and Karen D. Arnold); (2) "The Illinois Valedictorian Project: Early Adult Careers of Academically Talented Male High School Students" (Karen D.…
Descriptors: Adults, Career Development, Creativity, Elementary Secondary Education
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Cramond, Bonnie – Roeper Review, 2004
In this article, the author asks why we assume that we must define something before we can begin to understand it? Is that assumption a holdover from the predominantly behaviorist orientation of the 1950s when everything had to be measurable? Haven't we gotten past the paradigm of defining, measuring, then studying phenomena? If physicists had to…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Identification, Definitions, Cultural Differences
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Costantino, Tracie; Kellam, Nadia; Cramond, Bonnie; Crowder, Isabelle – Art Education, 2010
Creativity often has been associated with the arts, although creativity also is essential for innovative discoveries and applications in science and engineering. In this article, a pilot study is presented about an investigation concerning how creativity is fostered in an art education course in conjunction with an undergraduate engineering…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Art Education, Engineering Education, Educational Cooperation
Yuk, Keun Cheol; Cramond, Bonnie – Journal of Secondary Gifted Education, 2006
Combining both the Western perspective of creativity as productivity and the Eastern perspective of creativity as enlightenment, a Program for Enlightened and Productive Creativity (PEPC) for teaching inquiry was devised. The PEPC describes stages through which a student is guided to solve a problem using increasingly complex observation, inquiry,…
Descriptors: Creativity, Academically Gifted, Instructional Design, Western Civilization
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Terry, Alice W.; Bohnenberger, Jann E.; Renzulli, Joseph S.; Cramond, Bonnie; Sisk, Dorothy – Roeper Review, 2008
At the 2006 National Association of Gifted Children Conference, a panel presentation addressed the importance of providing gifted children with opportunities to take positive social action through service-learning; this article is a result of that discussion. The Future Problem Solving Program (among others) has a community problem-solving…
Descriptors: Community Needs, Community Problems, Gifted, Service Learning
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