Educating for Creativity and Innovation: A Comprehensive Guide for Research-Based Practice [NOOK Book]

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

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Overview

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!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781618210609
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 507,307
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Donald J. Treffinger, Ph.D., is the president of the Center for Creative Learning in Sarasota, FL. He earned a master's degree and a doctoral degree in educational psychology from Cornell University. Treffinger previously has been a member of the faculty at Purdue University, the University of Kansas, and Buffalo State College. He now is a member of the Gifted Child Quarterly Advisory Board and has served as editor of that journal, and as editor-in-chief of Parenting for High Potential, NAGC's quarterly magazine for parents.

Treffinger is the author of more than 350 articles, chapters, and books. He has written and conducted research on the nature, assessment, and nurture of creativity and Creative Problem Solving, as well as problem-solving styles, gifted education, and talent development. He has given presentations and workshops worldwide, and served as a consultant to numerous local, state, national, and international organizations. He has received the Distinguished Service Award and the E. Paul Torrance Creativity Award from the National Association for Gifted Children, the Creativity Research Award from the World Council on the Gifted and Talented, and the Risorgimenti Creativity Award from the Destination ImagiNation program.
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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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