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Thompson, Taylor – Gifted Child Today, 2017
The experience that students gain through creative thinking contributes to their readiness for the 21st century. For this and other reasons, educators have always considered creative thinking as a desirable part of any curriculum. The focus of this article is on teaching creative thinking in K-12 science as a way to serve all students and,…
Descriptors: Creativity, Science Instruction, Inquiry, Active Learning
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Pracana, Clara, Ed.; Wang, Michael, Ed. – Online Submission, 2019
This book contains a compilation of papers presented at the International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends (InPACT) 2019, organized by the World Institute for Advanced Research and Science (W.I.A.R.S.). Modern psychology offers a large range of scientific fields where it can be applied. The goal of understanding individuals and…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology
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Lucznik, Klara; May, Jon; Redding, Emma – Research in Dance Education, 2021
The role of flow experience in a group creativity task, contemporary dance improvisation, was explored through qualitative content analysis. Our focus was upon the creative process itself, rather than upon creative outcomes. Six dancers took part in an improvisation workshop, reflecting on their creative practice and any associated flow. We…
Descriptors: Group Dynamics, Creativity, Psychological Patterns, Reflection
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Okello, Wilson Kwamogi; Quaye, Stephen John – Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 2018
In this paper, the authors advocate for using creativity in one's pedagogy, believing that it can be the catalyst for self-empowerment, deeply powerful dialogue, and substantive critique. Creativity as pedagogy does more than offer an aesthetically diverse approach to complex issues, as it pushes against cultural conformity and domination,…
Descriptors: Creativity, Teaching Methods, Praxis, Recall (Psychology)
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Hill, N. Sharon; Zhang, Hongping; Zhang, Xiaomeng; Ziwei, Yang – Creativity Research Journal, 2020
Given the increased need for collaboration to achieve greater speed and flexibility in responding to organizations' environmental demands, there is growing interest in understanding the implications of collaborative work for employee creativity. This study examines how emotion work (i.e., regulating emotions in a social context) that helps to meet…
Descriptors: Creativity, Cooperation, Self Control, Theories
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Howard-Jones, Paul A.; Winfield, M.; Crimmins, G. – Educational Research, 2008
Background: Neuroscience is unlikely to produce findings for immediate application in the classroom. The educational significance and practical implications of knowledge about mind and brain inevitably require some level of interpretation, yet the multiplying examples of unscientific "brain-based" educational concepts suggest this process of…
Descriptors: Creativity, Action Research, Metacognition, Brain
Aldous, Carol R. – International Education Journal, 2007
This paper examines the intersection between creativity, problem solving, cognitive psychology and neuroscience in a discussion surrounding the genesis of new ideas and innovative science. Three creative activities are considered. These are (a) the interaction between visual-spatial and analytical or verbal reasoning, (b) attending to feeling in…
Descriptors: Creativity, Creative Activities, Problem Solving, Interaction
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Pracana, Clara, Ed.; Wang, Michael, Ed. – Online Submission, 2018
This book contains a compilation of papers presented at the International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends (InPACT) 2018, organized by the World Institute for Advanced Research and Science (W.I.A.R.S.). Modern psychology offers a large range of scientific fields where it can be applied. The goal of understanding individuals and…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology
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Rasmussen, Ludvig J. T.; Østergaard, Lars D.; Glaveanu, Vlad P. – Sport, Education and Society, 2019
The multidimensional concept of creativity has a much wider scope of application than disclosed by prevailing research on sporting creativity. In this area, creativity is mostly perceived, praised, and approached for its performative, in-game benefits. Pointing to the belief that creativity requires well-developed technical skills, this phenomenon…
Descriptors: Creativity, Athletics, Training, Discovery Learning
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Bernal, Ana; Esparza, Javier; Ruiz, María-José; Ferrando, Mercedes; Sainz, Marta – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2017
Introduction: This work tackles the question about the nature of creativity as a general vs. domain-specific ability. First we deal with the concept of creativity and then, the main approaches to the debate of generality vs. specificity are exposed. Method: A total of 133 students attending 3rd grade of secondary education in Murcia Region took…
Descriptors: Creativity, Foreign Countries, Creative Thinking, Creativity Tests
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Threadgold, Emma; Marsh, John E.; McLatchie, Neil; Ball, Linden J. – Applied Cognitive Psychology, 2019
Background music has been claimed to enhance people's creativity. In three experiments, we investigated the impact of background music on performance of Compound Remote Associate Tasks (CRATs), which are widely thought to tap creativity. Background music with foreign (unfamiliar) lyrics (Experiment 1), instrumental music without lyrics (Experiment…
Descriptors: Music, Creativity, Novelty (Stimulus Dimension), Familiarity
Jacobs, George M.; Lawson, Nimrod Delante – Online Submission, 2017
Creativity makes life more enjoyable and successful, both for students and people generally. The complex elements of society require that people be creative in order to guide humanity forward. Thus, educators often strive to promote creativity among their students and themselves. The present paper offers a broad definition of creativity and then…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Creativity, Creative Development, Definitions
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de la Peña Álvarez, Cristina – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2019
Introduction: A current review of the scientific literature reveals that creativity and learning are interrelated; learning is a creative process that involves fundamental, significantly personal changes at all stages of education, but especially in higher education, where it promotes university students' future employability. The objective of…
Descriptors: Creativity, Preservice Teachers, Learning Processes, Academic Achievement
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Hennessey, Beth A. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2003
Outlines investigations revealing that the typical classroom is filled with teaching practices that kill intrinsic motivation and creativity. Reviews research designed to immunize students against the negative effects of these damaging classroom elements. (SLD)
Descriptors: Creativity, Educational Practices, Social Psychology, Student Motivation
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Kaufman, James C.; Sternberg, Robert J. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2007
Creativity is sometimes seen as irrelevant to educational practice. With an increased focus on standardized test scores, creative teachers and those who encourage creativity in the classroom often are accused of being idealists or missing the big picture. But the authors believe instead that creativity brings valuable benefits to the classroom. In…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Creativity, Creative Teaching, Psychology
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