Understanding Creativity / Edition 1

Understanding Creativity / Edition 1

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by Jane Piirto
     
 

ISBN-10: 0910707596

ISBN-13: 9780910707596

Pub. Date: 06/28/2004

Publisher: Great Potential Press Inc.

In this highly readable yet comprehensive book, parents and teachers will find many suggestions for enhancing a child’s creativity. Understanding Creativity offers advice on how to plan adventures, value work without “evaluation”, set a creative tone, and incorporate creativity values into one’s own family or classroom culture. Readers will learn how to spot

Overview

In this highly readable yet comprehensive book, parents and teachers will find many suggestions for enhancing a child’s creativity. Understanding Creativity offers advice on how to plan adventures, value work without “evaluation”, set a creative tone, and incorporate creativity values into one’s own family or classroom culture. Readers will learn how to spot talent through a child’s behaviors and how to encourage practice. Real-life examples of artists, musicians, dancers, entrepreneurs, architects, and authors are included.

About the Author:
Jane Piirto, Ph.D. is Trustee’s Professor of Graduate Education at Ashland University in Ohio. She has written more than one hundred articles, poems, and short stories and has published eight books, including an award-winning novel. Dr. Piirto has been a consultant, speaker, and teacher in Europe, Asia, and South America. She has received two Individual Artist Fellowships and a Fulbright grant.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780910707596
Publisher:
Great Potential Press Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
548
Sales rank:
418,023
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Part I. Definitions and Processes of Creativity
Chapter 1. Making Sense of Creativity
Chapter 2. The Creative Process
Part II. How to Enhance Creativity
Chapter 3. Encouraging Creativity: Motivation and Schooling
Chapter 4. How Parents and Teachers Can Enhance Creativity in Children
Part III. Personality and Intellectual Characteristics of Creative People in Various Domains
Chapter 5. The Piirto Pyramid of Talent Development Model
Chapter 6. Visual Artists and Architects
Chapter 7. Creative Writers
Chapter 8. Creative Writers: Children with Extraordinary Writing Talent
Chapter 9. Creative Scientists, Mathematicians, Inventors, and Entrepreneurs
Chapter 10. Musicians, Conductors, and Composers
Chapter 11. Physical Performers: Actors, Dancers, and Athletes
Part IV: Creativity Assessment and Training
Chapter 12. Creativity Assessment
Chapter 13. Creativity Training
Appendix A. Creativity Theory
Appendix B. Focus Questions
References
Index
About the Author

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