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Minds in motion : using museums to expand creative thinking

Author: Alan Reid Gartenhaus
Publisher: Davis, CA : Caddo Gap Press, [1991] ©1991
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Reid Gartenhaus
ISBN: 096259458X 9780962594588
OCLC Number: 23255792
Description: 128 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Creative thinking. What is creativity? - "Convergent" vs. "divergent" thinking --
Shouldn't an idea be unique to be considered creative? - People have to be really smart to be creative, don't they? - If there are types of "smart", are there types of "creative"? - If everyone is born creative why aren't most of us better at it? - Should we want children to be more creative? - Can creativity actually be learned? --
Museums and creativity. Which museum should be used? - Does it take great knowledge to use a museum well? - How should the museum be used to promote creativity? --
Warm-up exercises before your museum visit. The "you" museum - Thime capsule - Four questions --
Using the museum of history or historic home. Introduction - Activities. What's the difference? ; One from all and all from one ; "An object by any other name..." ; The impact of small change ; Your museum of contemporary history ; Storytelling --
Using the science museum. Introduction - Activities. Quantification ; Striking a match ; One plus one equals an invention ; Wearing different hats ; Possible and improbable answers ; It's what? --
Using the art museum. Introduction. Activities. Metaphorically speaking ; Token response ; Forced fit ; Reversal ; Art critic ; It's written all over their faces --
Conclusion. What happens next? - Won't lots of ideas just confuse the issue? - How do we tackle problems divergently when they are not accompanied by games or exercises? - As creative abilities are applied to problems that are not games or exercises, what should be kept in mind? --
Bibliography --
Museum reference list. History museums and historic homes - Science museums - Art museums.
Responsibility: Alan Gartenhaus.


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