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Creativity in the classroom : schools of curious delight

Author: Alane J Starko
Publisher: Mahwah, N.J. : L. Erlbaum Associates, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Creativity in the Classroom: Schools of Curious Delight, Second Edition is designed to help teachers link research and theory regarding creativity to the everyday activities of classroom teaching. Its mission is to provide enough theory and enough examples of applications so as to enable teachers to convert what they learn to their everyday grouping arrangements, lesson plans, assessment activities, and grading  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alane J Starko
ISBN: 0805835059 9780805835052
OCLC Number: 43657111
Description: xiv, 454 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I Understanding Creative People and Processes 1 --
Chapter 1 What is Creativity? 3 --
Getting Started: Defining Creativity 5 --
Why Do People Create? 12 --
A Quick Look at Learning Theory 15 --
Teaching for Creativity Versus Creative Teaching 17 --
Authentic Problems and Processes 19 --
Chapter 2 Theories and Models of Creativity 23 --
Creative Process 25 --
Dewey and Wallas--To Incubate or Not to Incubate 25 --
Torrance and the Parnes-Osborne Model 27 --
Early Views 33 --
Psychoanalytic Theories 34 --
Freud's Approach 34 --
Kris and Kubie 35 --
Jung's Theories 36 --
Contemporary Psychoanalysts 37 --
Behaviorist or Associationist Theories 40 --
Skinner and the Chickens 40 --
Mednick's Associative Theory 40 --
Humanist and Developmental Theories 41 --
Maslow's Theories 42 --
Rogers' Approach 43 --
Developmental Stages of Creativity 44 --
Creativity, Intelligence, and Cognition 47 --
Guilford's Structure of the Intellect 48 --
Perkins, Weisberg, and Myth Busting 49 --
Creative Cognition 53 --
Ultimate Mechanics: Creativity and Computers 54 --
Systems Approaches 57 --
Feldman: Defender of Insight and the Unconscious 57 --
An Investment Model 59 --
Gruber's Evolving Systems 60 --
Creativity, Culture, and Csikszentmihalyi 62 --
Patterns, Questions, and Issues 66 --
Chapter 3 Creative People 73 --
Creativity and Intelligence 75 --
IPAR Studies: In Search of Human Effectiveness 78 --
Biographical Traits: Learning From Life Stories 80 --
Characteristics Associated With Creativity 83 --
Cognitive Characteristics 84 --
Personality Characteristics 93 --
What Were They Like as Children? 110 --
Chapter 4 Creativity and Talent Development 117 --
Studies of Talent Development 119 --
Phases of Learning 120 --
Home Influence in Talent Development 123 --
Csikszentmihalyi's Biographies 124 --
Related Research on the Development of Creativity and Talent 126 --
Problem Finding 128 --
Nature of Problems 129 --
Firsthand Accounts 132 --
Research Describing Problem Finding 136 --
Amabile, Motivation, and a Model of Creativity 141 --
Part II Creativity and Classroom Life 151 --
Chapter 5 Teaching Creative Thinking Skills and Habits 153 --
Incubation Model of Teaching 156 --
Finding Problem Finding 159 --
Divergent-Thinking Strategies 165 --
Brainstorming 168 --
Scamper 174 --
Attribute Listing 180 --
Morphological Synthesis 184 --
Random Input and Other Techniques of Lateral Thinking 186 --
Using Divergent Thinking in Creative Problem Solving 192 --
Using Metaphors and Analogies 199 --
Synectics 200 --
Other Uses for Metaphorical Thinking 208 --
Visualization and Creative Dramatics 212 --
Visualization 212 --
Creative Dramatics 216 --
Commercial and Competitive Programs 220 --
Future Problem Solving 221 --
Odyssey of the Mind 222 --
Inventing and Invention Conventions 224 --
Science Olympiad 227 --
Commercial Products, Transfer, and the Real World 228 --
Chapter 6 Creativity in the Content Areas 235 --
Teaching for Creativity: A Model 238 --
Finding Art 239 --
Planning for Problems 242 --
Planning Lessons 247 --
What Is a Problem? 248 --
Teaching for Creativity in the Content Areas 251 --
Curriculum Trends and Issues 252 --
What to Teach, How to Teach 253 --
Finding and Solving Problems in Language Arts 255 --
Finding and Solving Problems in Social Studies 262 --
Finding and Solving Problems in Science 274 --
Finding and Solving Problems in Mathematics 286 --
Thinking about the Content Areas 296 --
Additional Strategies for Content Teaching 297 --
Inductive Approaches 297 --
Role Play and Simulation Activities 303 --
Questioning and Discussion Strategies 307 --
Chapter 7 Motivation, Creativity, and Classroom Organization 319 --
Psychological Safety, Intrinsic Motivation, and Flow 321 --
Psychological Safety 321 --
Intrinsic Motivation 323 --
Flow 333 --
Classroom Organization, Motivation, and Autonomy: Teaching for Independence 338 --
Teaching Skills of Independent Learning 339 --
Centers, Contracts, and Independent Learning 343 --
Classroom Arrangement, Autonomy, and Creativity 351 --
Classroom Groups and Cooperative Learning 352 --
Evaluation, Grading, and Creativity 358 --
Traditional Evaluation and Curriculum Development 359 --
Authentic Assessment and Creativity 360 --
Performance Tasks 362 --
Fostering Self-Evaluation 367 --
Chapter 8 Assessing Creativity 377 --
Why Assess Creativity? 378 --
Difficulties in Assessing Creativity: The Nature of the Beast 380 --
Measurement and the Usefulness of Instruments 380 --
Instruments for Assessment of Creativity 385 --
Assessing Creative Processes 386 --
Assessing the Creative Person 394 --
Instruments Assessing Creative Products 398 --
Combinations and Other Types of Assessment 403 --
Assessing Creativity in Schools 406 --
Challenges, Lessons, and Recommendations 408 --
Lessons from the Research Front 408 --
Recommendations 410 --
Blind Men, Elephants, and Farewell 413.
Responsibility: Alane Jordan Starko ; illustrations by Jared Chrislip and David Jernigan.
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