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Cunningham, J. Barton; MacGregor, James N. – Journal of Creative Behavior, 2019
There is broad agreement among executives on the importance of innovation and creativity in organizations. The paper aimed to provide information on the effectiveness of a new cognitive style inventory, the Productive-Reproductive Thinking Inventory (P-R), in identifying people with creative problem-solving potential. Participants completed the…
Descriptors: Productive Thinking, Problem Solving, Creativity Tests, Cognitive Style
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Aranda, Maurina L.; Lie, Richard; Selcen Guzey, S. – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2020
Recent education reforms highlight the importance of engineering design as a tool to improve student science learning in this new view of K-12 science education. However, little research has investigated the thought processes students use while engaging in the highly complex activity of design. Therefore, building on theories of productive…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Science Education, Productive Thinking, Grade 6
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Wong, Gabrielle K. W. – College & Research Libraries, 2019
As part of a research project, the author conducted a survey about Hong Kong academic librarians' perception on leadership capabilities. The survey made use of the Leadership Competencies Model developed for the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA). The results draw attention to a subset of competencies and expose perceptual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Libraries, Librarian Attitudes, Leadership Qualities
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Cunningham, J. Barton; MacGregor, James N. – Journal of Creative Behavior, 2014
Many innovations in organizations result when people discover insightful solutions to problems. Insightful problem-solving was considered by Gestalt psychologists to be associated with productive, as opposed to re-productive, thinking. Productive thinking is characterized by shifts in perspective which allow the problem solver to consider new,…
Descriptors: Productive Thinking, Problem Solving, Spatial Ability, Prediction
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Puryear, Jeb S. – Creativity Research Journal, 2015
Recent theoretical work has called for exploration of the moderating effects of cognitive factors on the relationship between creative ideation and creative production. The Cognitive-Creative Sifting model suggests skills in processing and transforming information influence the association. This study used the Runco Ideational Behavior Scale,…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Creative Thinking, Concept Formation, Productive Thinking
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Tahirsylaj, Armend S. – Thinking Skills and Creativity, 2012
Literature on creativity and innovation has discussed the issue of failure in the light of its benefits and limitations for enhancing human potential in all domains of life, but in business, science, engineering, and industry more specifically. In this paper, the Intelligent Fast Failure (IFF) as a useful tool of creativity and innovation for…
Descriptors: Innovation, Failure, Risk, Educational Principles
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Smith, Steven M.; Linsey, Julie – Journal of Creative Behavior, 2011
Earthquakes, lightning, and history-changing ideas are classic examples of powerful, unpredictable forces of nature. These sorts of phenomena have been difficult to explain and predict, an often frustrating fact as humans try to understand and control the significant influences in our lives. Historically, such phenomena have been attributed to…
Descriptors: Design, Problem Solving, Cognitive Processes, Productive Thinking
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Speiser, Bob; Walter, Chuck – Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 2011
This paper explores how models can support productive thinking. For us a model is a "thing", a tool to help make sense of something. We restrict attention to specific models for whole-number multiplication, hence the wording of the title. They support evolving thinking in large measure through the ways their users redesign them. They assume new…
Descriptors: Models, Productive Thinking, Concept Formation, Fundamental Concepts
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Dangel, Julie Rainer; Fulton, Lori A.; Dana, Nancy Fichtman; Clift, Renee T. – Action in Teacher Education, 2012
In this article the four coauthors share the process of moving a paper from a conference presentation to a manuscript that is acceptable for publication. The first two authors discuss the ways in which an experienced teacher educator mentored an emerging scholar through the submission process. The last two authors discuss the editors' role in…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Teacher Educators, Conference Papers, Researchers
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Curley, Martin G.; Formica, Piero; Nicolo, Vincenzo – Industry and Higher Education, 2011
Incubators are embedded in the culture of the economics of (value-added) services. To date, at least in Europe, they have operated in a manner analogous to the generation of nuclear power; that is, attempting to produce "entrepreneurial energy" through a process of fission that creates a division between the aspiring entrepreneurs'…
Descriptors: Creativity, Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Energy, Ecology
Karolak, Eric – Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, 2011
In some ways, there is a season of change at the national level in early childhood. Some things are wrapping up while some developments aim to prepare the "field" for improvements in the next year and beyond, just as a garden plot is readied for the next planting season. Change is in the air, and there's hope of renewal, but what changes and how…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Early Childhood Education, Change Strategies, Educational Change
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Tanggaard, Lene – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2011
The article is based on an empirical, interview-based research project investigating resources and barriers to creative teaching within three Danish primary and secondary schools. The analysis shows how project-oriented teaching does seem to represent a creativity oasis for both teachers and pupils. Furthermore, the work identifies a distinction…
Descriptors: Creativity, Instructional Innovation, Problem Solving, Creative Teaching
Greenberg, Danna; McKone-Sweet, Kate; Wilson, H. James – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2011
While many business schools may want their graduates to pursue social, environmental and economic opportunity, few schools are in fact developing leaders who have the skills, knowledge, and passion to do so. The reasons for this shortcoming have been highlighted by both educators and practitioners. On the one hand, this problem is rooted in how…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Entrepreneurship, Ethics, Leadership
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Robinson, A. Helene – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2012
This paper provides an example of an innovative solution to program development that addresses the diverse needs of teacher educators throughout various geographical locations in Florida, through a collaborative multi-university, multi-agency teacher training program funded by one collaborative grant. In this time of economic uncertainties,…
Descriptors: Creativity, Teacher Educators, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Collaboration
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Grove-White, Annie – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2011
This paper proposes that given today's "wicked" problems (Malhotra, 1997), where there are complex issues with no clear answers, where boundaries are fuzzy and the outcome is usually never known and unexpected, creativity can be enhanced, at appropriate moments, by making modes of thinking explicit. Using a particular heuristic approach…
Descriptors: Creativity, Creative Thinking, Heuristics, Teaching Methods
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