Cultivating Curious and Creative Minds: The Role of Teachers and Teacher Educators, Part I

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Cultivating Curious and Creative Minds presents a numbers of approaches to developing human potential in areas not conventionally addressed. This two-part collection of international essays provides viable education alternatives to those in our current era of high-stakes accountability. The contributing authors explain how curiosity and creativity can be approached in the teaching domain while implementing specific educational plans.

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This book presents a variety of approaches to developing human potential in areas not conventionally addressed. Organized in two parts, this international collection of essays provides educational alternatives to those currently holding sway in an era of high-stakes accountability.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607096290
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/16/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 284
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Cheryl J. Craig is a professor in the College of Education, University of Houston, where she is the coordinator of the eaching and teacher education program area and director of elementary education. Her research, centered on what teachers come to know in context, appears in the field's most esteemed journals and handbooks. Louise F. Deretchin is the former director of higher education for the Houston A+ Challenge and former director of the Medical Informatics Education Center at Baylor College of Medicine. She is a founding member of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Houston P-16+ Council and is currently an education consultant.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Foreword Annette D. Digby ix

Introduction Cheryl J. Craig Louise F. Deretchin xi

Overview and Framework Cheryl J. Craig Louise F. Deretchin 1

1 In Pursuit of Joy: Creativity, Pedagogy, and the Science of Well-Being Kevin Cloninger Christina Mengert 4

2 Can We Teach for Surprise? Gadi Alexander 24

3 Jumping to Conclusions or Jumping for Joy? Reframing Teaching as the Art of Talent Development F. Richard Olenchak John P. Gaa 66

4 Aesthetic Themes as Conduits to Creativity Christy M. Moroye P. Bruce Uhrmacher 99

5 Child Study/Lesson Study: A Catalyst for Teacher Curiosity Herbert P. Ginsburg Joan V. Mast Merrie Snow 115

6 Nurturing a Creative Curiosity for K-2 Mathematics Teaching: Lessons from the Dreamkeepers Patricia L. Marshall Allison W. McCulloch Jessica T. DeCuir-Gunby 132

7 The Impact of Creativity within the Inquiry Process in Science Education Terri R. Hebert 161

8 Capturing Teacher Learning, Curiosity, and Creativity through Science Notebooks Carole G. Basile Sharon Johnson 178

9 Freeing the Body to Build the Creative Mind JeongAe You 195

10 Teaching Creatively in-between Contested Contradictions and Complexities in the U.S. South Ming Fang He Wynnetta Scott-Simmons Angela McNeal Haynes Derrick M. Tennial 218

11 On the Need for Curious and Creative Minds in Multicultural and Cross-Cultural Educational Settings: Narrative Possibilities Shijing Xu F. Michael Connelly 252

Summary and Implications Cheryl J. Craig Louise F. Deretchin 267

Afterword Cheryl J. Craig Louise F. Deretchin 271

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