Growing up Creative

Growing up Creative

by Teresa M. Amabile
     
 
A myth-shattering "how-to" by the established authority in the field that proves creativity must originate from within the child and shows parents and teachers how to help foster it. Based on more than 12 years of research with thousands of children, and rich with examples from real life, here are answers to the questions parents ask most often.

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A myth-shattering "how-to" by the established authority in the field that proves creativity must originate from within the child and shows parents and teachers how to help foster it. Based on more than 12 years of research with thousands of children, and rich with examples from real life, here are answers to the questions parents ask most often.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The thesis that ``creativity can and should be a part of the daily life of all children and adults'' is illustrated with charm and conviction here. Amabile, a professor at Brandeis University, emphasizes that motivation rather than talent is the crucial element in creativity, and the home environment can either crush or spark a child's urge to be creative. She provides samples of creativity, e.g.: as Christmas presents one child gives services, such as car washings; a 10-year-old has established a public library in his underserved neighborhood. Research, observations of her own child, interviews with parents and teachers, and with novelist John Irving, are the foundation for Amabile's innovative, multi-faceted approach to an encompassing concept of creativity in the development of children. Suggestions, example and practical techniques make this study an ex cellent resource for parents and teachers of young children. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780517569399
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/29/1989
Pages:
212

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