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Creativity: A Handbook For Teachers

Creativity: A Handbook For Teachers

by Ai-girl Tan


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Creativity: A Handbook for Teachers covers topics related to creativity research, development, theories and practices. It serves as a reference for academics, teacher educators, teachers, and scientists to stimulate further “dialogue” on ways to enhance creativity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789812569585
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/24/2007
Pages: 648
Product dimensions: 6.32(w) x 9.16(h) x 1.17(d)

Table of Contents

Dedication     v
Foreword: Encouraging Creativity in Education   Mark A. Runco     vii
Foreword: Creating a World of Possibilities: Indigenous and Cultural perspectives   Uichol Kim     xi
Preface: The Multiple Roles of Educators in Children's Creativity   Thomas B. Ward     xvii
Introduction: Creativity for Teachers   Ai-Girl Tan     xxxi
Exploring the Nature of Creativity
Conceptions of Creativity
Creativity as a Habit   Robert Sternberg     3
Creativity and Motivation in the Classroom: A Social Psychological and Multi-Cultural Perspective   Beth A. Hennessey     27
High Ability and Creativity: Conceptual and Developmental Perspectives   Kurt A. Heller     47
Creativity and its Cultivation   Jiannong Shi   Xiaojun Qu   Tongran Liu     65
Research in Creativity
The Biological Basis of Creativity   Martin Reuter     79
Creativity Research and The Classroom: From Pitfalls to Potential   Ronald A. Beghetto     101
Identification and Assessment
The Two Torrance Creativity Tests: The Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking and Thinking Creatively in Action and Movement   Kyung-Hee Kim     117
Identification of Talents   Christoph Perleth   Annett Wilde     143
Assessing Creativity: A Componential Model   Klaus K. Urban     167
Nurturing Creativity
Experiences with Children with Talents
Education Toward the Future: Asking Questions   Erika Landau     187
Creativity in Special Education   Ching-Chih Kuo     193
Using Assessment to Foster Creativity   Arthur Cropley   David Cropley     209
Possibility Thinking in the Early Years and Primary Classroom   Anna Craft     231
Training Methods of Creative Learning and Practice   Horst Kasper     251
Use of Word Symbol Puzzles to Foster Creativity Among Students   R. Subramaniam   Ngoh-Khang Goh   Lian-Sai Chia     263
Experience with Adults in Enhancing Thinking Skills for Creative Problem Solving
Enhancing Thinking and Leadership Skills through Creative Problem Solving   Gerard J. Puccio   Susan Keller-Mathers     281
Cultivating Critical and Creative Thinking Skills   Siew-Lang Kong     303
The Japanese Creativity Education and Creativity Techniques: A Perspective from the Enterprise   Makoto Takahashi     327
Creativity in Contexts
Disciplinary Perspectives
Academic and Global Contexts for Creativity: Interdisciplinary Perspectives   Donald Ambrose     343
Technology-Enhanced Creativity   Effie Lai-Chong Law     363
Programmer Creativity   Gary Greenfield     385
Automated Assessment of Creative Solutions in Mathematics through Comparative Parsing   Nava L. Livne   Oren E. Livne   Charles A. Wight     399
Self and Other Perspectives
Fostering Creative Behavior in the Asian Classroom: The Role of Self-Regulatory and Self Processes   Wan-Har Chong     423
Promoting Children's Personal Strengths: Positive Psychology Goes to School   Albert Kienfie Liau     441
Creativity in Rehabilitation Psychology   Chih-Chin Chou   Julie Chronistor   Fong Chan     467
Constructive Creativity in Education   Ai-Girl Tan   Shyh-Shin Wong     485
Creativity and the Brain   Wlodzislaw Duch     507
Culture and Creativity in Organizations: An Integration of Commonalities, Divergences, and Levels   Keith James   Jacob Eisenberg     531
Epilogue: Creativity Research, Ethics and Health   Ai-Girl Tan   Lai-Chong Law   Shyh-Shin Wong     551
List of Contributors     559
Author Index     563
Subject Index     569

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