Educating for Creativity and Innovation: A Comprehensive Guide for Research-Based Practice

Educating for Creativity and Innovation: A Comprehensive Guide for Research-Based Practice

by Donald Treffinger, Patricia Schoonover, Edwin Selby
     
 

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ISBN-10: 159363952X

ISBN-13: 9781593639525

Pub. Date: 11/01/2012

Publisher: Sourcebooks

Today, more than ever before, we must all be able to think creatively, manage change, and solve complex, open-ended problems. Education today is different in its structure and practice than any previous generation, not just because of the impact of technology and the Internet, but also because, across the lifespan, every person studies, works, and plays in a global

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Today, more than ever before, we must all be able to think creatively, manage change, and solve complex, open-ended problems. Education today is different in its structure and practice than any previous generation, not just because of the impact of technology and the Internet, but also because, across the lifespan, every person studies, works, and plays in a global community that was unknown to previous generations. Although organizations worldwide recognize that their success both now and in the future depends on a workforce capable of effective thinking, problem solving, and innovation, educational practice still lags behind our knowledge in these areas. "Educating for Creativity and Innovation" is a powerful resource to close the gap between research and practice and to promote understanding and effective practice relating to creativity and innovation. In short, this is a book whose time is now!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593639525
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
11/01/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Section I Understanding Creativity and Innovation

Chapter 1 Introduction 3

Chapter 2 Dispelling Common Myths 11

Chapter 3 Defining Creativity and Innovation 23

Chapter 4 The Importance of Creativity and Innovation in Education 35

Section II Foundations for Creativity and Innovation

Chapter 5 Four Essential Factors: COCO 49

Chapter 6 Personal Characteristics 57

Chapter 7 Operations: Tools for the Mind 73

Chapter 8 Context 85

Chapter 9 Outcomes 99

Section III Identifying and Measuring Creativity

Chapter 10 Foundations of Creativity Assessment 111

Chapter 11 Principles and Purposes for Assessing Creativity 123

Chapter 12 A Contemporary Approach to Identifying Creativity 135

Section IV How Do We Develop Creativity?

Chapter 13 Setting Conditions for Developing Creativity 153

Chapter 14 Basic Guidelines 163

Chapter 15 Teaching the Foundational Tools (Level I) 175

Chapter 16 Practice Problems and Models (Level II) 197

Chapter 17 Structured Creativity Programs (Levels II and III) 215

Chapter 18 Real Problems and Challenges (Level III) 231

Chapter 19 Creativity and Education Today 245

Section V Looking Ahead

Chapter 20 Research on Creativity and Education 261

References 275

About the Authors 299

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