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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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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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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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Yunlu, Dilek G.; Clapp-Smith, Rachel; Shaffer, Margaret – Creativity Research Journal, 2017
Employing creative cognition theory, this study investigates the relationship between cultural intelligence (CQ) and creativity. Using data from 394 full-time employees, metacognitive, cognitive, and motivational forms of CQ were found to have positive relationships with individual creativity. In addition, the positive effect of cognitive CQ on…
Descriptors: Creativity, Employees, Metacognition, Intelligence
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Runco, Mark A. – Journal of Creative Behavior, 2017
This Commentary examines where the creativity research has been and where it is going. They key points include evolving definitions of creativity, interdisciplinarity in the creativity research, divergent thinking as a reliable index of creative potential, improvements in testing, the impact of technology, the inclusion of political, moral, and…
Descriptors: Creativity, Scientific Research, Interdisciplinary Approach, Testing
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Preiss, David D.; Grau, Valeska; Ortiz, Dominga; Bernardino, Michelle – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2016
We review recent research about the development of creativity in South America focusing on studies of individual differences in creativity and educational and developmental studies of children and adolescents' creativity. Most South American researchers are influenced by mainstream psychometric approaches, although computational and cultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Creativity, Individual Differences, Children
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Plucker, Jonathan A. – Journal of Creative Behavior, 2017
The past 50 years have seen a tremendous strengthening of the field of creativity studies. Developments over the past couple decades, in particular, have led to a burgeoning science of creativity. But major methodological and substantive issues remain and must be addressed in order for the science of creativity to reach its potential to improve…
Descriptors: Creativity, Scientific Research, Research Methodology, Well Being
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Kettler, Todd; Lamb, Kristen N.; Willerson, Amy; Mullet, Dianna R. – Creativity Research Journal, 2018
Teachers' implicit understandings of creativity may not align with current research-based understanding of creativity and characteristics associated with creative students. Even teachers who say they value creativity may actually find creative characteristics undesirable. Participating teachers (n = 371) rated student characteristics on a scale of…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Creativity, Classroom Environment, Student Characteristics
Cropley, David; Cropley, Arthur – Educational Technology, 2016
Computer-assisted assessment (CAA) is problematic when it comes to fostering creativity, because in educational thinking the essence of creativity is not finding the correct answer but generating novelty. The idea of "functional" creativity provides rubrics that can serve as the basis for forms of CAA leading to either formative or…
Descriptors: Creativity, Creativity Tests, Formative Evaluation, Computer Assisted Testing
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Keh, Lim Keng; Ismail, Zaleha; Yusof, Yudariah Mohammad – International Education Studies, 2017
This research aims to find out the creativity among the geomatical engineering students. 96 geomatical engineering students participated in the research. They were divided into 24 groups of 4 students. Each group were asked to solve a real world problem collaboratively with their creative thinking. Their works were collected and then analysed as…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Creative Thinking, Thinking Skills, Problem Solving
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Lille, Benjamin; Romero, Margarida – Design and Technology Education, 2017
Creativity is a key competence in 21st century education. Among the active learning pedagogies which aims to develop creativity, learning by making is an emerging approach in which the students are engaged in the co-creation of a shared artefact. In this study, we aim to analyse the creativity competency through a maker-based projects.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Trnova, Eva – Science Education International, 2014
Creativity plays a very important role in education. Most of educational systems support creativity as relevant competence for the 21st century. According to the findings of experts, teachers' creativity is important for the development of students' creativity. We introduce a theoretical base of creativity and styles of creativity. Based on our…
Descriptors: Creativity, Science Instruction, Inquiry, Teaching Methods
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Jahnke, Isa; Haertel, Tobias; Wildt, Johannes – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2017
Creativity is one of the important skills of the twenty-first century and central to higher education (HE). When we look closer into research on creativity in HE, however, it is not clear how university teachers conceptualise student creativity. How do teachers grasp, observe and express student creativity? Different methods such as interviews and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Undergraduate Students
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Gardiner, Paul – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2017
Understanding, encouraging and developing creativity in the classroom is an international priority (Craft, 2011). This article outlines the findings of research into playwriting pedagogy. It interrogates the conceptual assumptions that surround teaching and learning for creativity, and how these ideas influence teacher practice and student…
Descriptors: Playwriting, Creativity, Skill Development, Learner Engagement
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Rocavert, Carla – Creativity Research Journal, 2016
This article critically deconstructs the 21st-century economization and massification of creativity. It extends the discussion of arts bias and the associated ideas that artistic creativity is institutionalized, elitist, and an obstruction to more profitable applications of creativity. A tension is thus highlighted between the historically…
Descriptors: Creativity, Art Expression, Philosophy, Bias
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