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Kim, Kyung Hee – Roeper Review, 2019
To understand creativity is to recognize and develop the creative potential within oneself and others. This article examines what creativity is "not" and then what creativity "is". First, the six leading misconceptions about creativity are discussed: Creativity belongs solely to the arts; creativity is quickly recognizable;…
Descriptors: Creativity, Misconceptions, Innovation, Mental Disorders
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Baer, John – Journal of Creative Behavior, 2017
"Creativity" is an abstract concept. To make progress, creativity research needs to think about creativity in more concrete ways.
Descriptors: Creativity, Scientific Research, Interdisciplinary Approach, Research Needs
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Haynes, Bruce – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2020
The title question and two subsequent questions are considered in the context of rational creativity. A-rational creativity is not considered. Q. Can creativity be taught? A. It depends on what is meant by 'creativity' and 'taught' in what context. Q1. Is teaching either creativity or critical thinking inimical to the practice of the other? A1.…
Descriptors: Creative Development, Creativity, Intellectual Development, Reflective Teaching
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Schoevers, Eveline M.; Kroesbergen, Evelyn H.; Kattou, Maria – Journal of Creative Behavior, 2020
Creativity is an understudied topic in elementary school mathematics research. Nevertheless, we argue that creativity plays an important role in mathematics, but that more research is needed to understand this relation. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate this relation, specifically between domain-general creativity, domain-specific…
Descriptors: Creativity, Mathematics Skills, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
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Huang, Chin-Fei; Wang, Kuan-Chih – Creativity Research Journal, 2019
This study aimed to explore different scientific creativity tests' prediction of students' science performance and domain-general creativity abilities. Two scientific creativity tests were chosen: the "Scientific Creativity Test" and the "Creative Scientific Ability Test (C-SAT)". The Science Performance Test (SPT) and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Creativity, Science Achievement, Science Tests
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Wieth, Mareike B.; Francis, Andrea P. – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
The interdisciplinary topic of creativity is both fascinating and controversial. In this review, we begin by highlighting the many ways that researchers conceptualize and define creativity, focusing in particular on the difference between everyday creativity and creativity associated with exceptional breakthroughs in thinking. In addition, we…
Descriptors: Creativity, Individual Differences, Convergent Thinking, Creative Thinking
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Watters, Pamela; Spas, Jayson – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2020
Researchers have found both that rewards decrease creativity and that rewards such as money/pay increase creativity. Higher education arts and STEM faculty acknowledge that their environment is often a pedagogical transmission system in which students are given final stress-evoking exams which typically result in little creativity growth and…
Descriptors: Creativity, Architectural Education, College Freshmen, Student Motivation
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Mayes-Tang, Sarah – PRIMUS, 2020
Creativity plays an important role in mathematics, but it can be overlooked in undergraduate courses. This article describes three ways an existing first-year math seminar was modified to increase its focus on creativity: introducing readings and discussions related to creativity, drawing connections to creativity in other disciplines, and adding…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Creativity, Teaching Methods, College Mathematics
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Zhou, Zai – Global Education Review, 2018
Recently, an interest in creativity education has increased globally. Cognitive neuroscience research of creativity has provided possible implications for education, yet few literary reviews that bridge the brain and education studies have been published. This article first introduces the definitions and behavioral measures of creativity from…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Neurosciences, Cognitive Processes, Creativity
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Senechal, Diana – Childhood Education, 2019
Creativity is considered the skill of the future. We must be thoughtful, however, about how we innovate to support creativity, ensuring that we do not lose sight of equally important skills and competencies.
Descriptors: Creativity, Foreign Countries, Creative Thinking, Creative Teaching
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Baer, John – Roeper Review, 2015
Although creativity and expertise are related, they are nonetheless very different things. Expertise does not usually require creativity, but creativity generally does require a certain level of expertise. There are similarities in the relationships of both expertise and creativity to domains, however. Research has shown that just as expertise in…
Descriptors: Creativity, Expertise, Creativity Tests, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Mullen, Carol A. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
After witnessing creativity in China's test-centric culture, the author calls for developing learners' creativity as a global proficiency emanating from a belief in one's capacity to create.
Descriptors: Creativity, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning
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Clements, Lucie; Redding, Emma – Journal of Dance Education, 2020
Creativity is an inherent element of contemporary dance and is frequently cited as a key pedagogical objective of higher education dance training. Nevertheless, there is little writing about the means by which dance teachers understand, recognize, and subsequently assess creativity at the higher education level. We undertook semistructured…
Descriptors: Creativity, Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Dance Education
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Xue, Yukang; Gu, Chuanhua; Wu, Jingjing; Dai, David Yun; Mu, Xiaolin; Zhou, Zongkui – Journal of Creative Behavior, 2020
The present study tested the effects of extrinsic motivation on scientific and artistic creativity among Chinese middle school students. In Study 1, a between-groups design was applied to examine the effects of expected rewards on scientific and artistic creativity among 123 students, and in Study 2 the same design was applied to examine the…
Descriptors: Incentives, Student Motivation, Middle School Students, Grade 7
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Gutworth, Melissa B.; Cushenbery, Lily; Hunter, Samuel T. – Journal of Creative Behavior, 2018
Both popular press and academic research laud the benefits of creativity. Malevolent creativity, however, is the application of creativity to intentionally harm others. This study examines predictors of malevolent creativity, considering both contextual and individual difference influences. Social information processing theory suggests that…
Descriptors: Creativity, Ethics, Predictor Variables, Context Effect
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