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Cultivating Curious and Creative Minds presents a plethora of approaches to developing human potential in areas not conventionally addressed. Organized in two parts, this international collection of essays provides viable educational alternatives to those currently holding sway in an era of high-stakes accountability. Taken together, the chapters in Part I of Cultivating Curious and Creative Minds provide a sampling of what the cultivation of curious and creative minds entails. The contributing authors shed light on how curiosity and creativity can be approached in the teaching domain and discuss specific ideas concerning how it plays out in particular situations and contexts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610481144
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 02/16/2011
Series: Teacher Education Yearbook (Paperback)
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 278
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Cheryl J. Craig is a professor in the College of Education, University of Houston, where she is the coordinator of the eaching and teacher education program area and director of elementary education. Her research, centered on what teachers come to know in context, appears in the field's most esteemed journals and handbooks. Louise F. Deretchin is the former director of higher education for the Houston A+ Challenge and former director of the Medical Informatics Education Center at Baylor College of Medicine. She is a founding member of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Houston P-16+ Council and is currently an education consultant.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Foreword Terrell M. Peace ix

Introduction Cheryl J. Craig Louise F. Deretchin xi

Division 1 Teacher Education

Overview and Framework Cheryl J. Craig Louise F. Deretchin 3

1 Some Neglected Components of Teacher Education Programs Anne Chodakowski Kieran Egan Gillian C. Judson Kym Stewart 5

2 Fostering Creativity and Aesthetic Consciousness in Teachers: Theory and Practice Donald S. Blumenfeld-Jones 22

3 Sunshine and Shadows: Opening Spaces for Creativity, Metaphor, and Paradox in Teaching and Teacher Education Dixie K. Keyes 47

4 No Less "Real" in My Mind: Using Fiction as Creative Curriculum in an Undergraduate Teacher Education Course Chris Lasher-Zwerling Kip Téllez 69

5 The Power of Art in Observation Kathryn L. Jenkins Joyce M. Dutcher 88

Summary and Implications Cheryl J. Craig Louise F. Deretchin 103

Division 2 Students, Programs, and Schools

Overview and Framework Cheryl J. Craig Louise F. Deretchin 107

6 Young Children: Creativity in the Classroom Ginny Esch 109

7 Arts-Based Education and Creativity Julia Cote 126

8 Labyrinths for Creativity and Peace in Schools Sandra Wasko-Flood 144

9 A Mind with a View: Education through the Kaleidoscopic Lenses of the Arts Beverly J. Klug Patricia T. Whitfield 160

10 The First Thunder Clap of Spring: An Invitation into Aboriginal Ways of Knowing and the Creative Possibilities of Digital Technologies Sharon Friesen David Jardine Brenda Gladstone 179

11 Fostering Creative Minds through Problem Solving in a 3-D Visualization Design Research Program Jacqueline Sack 200

12 A Report on the Introduction and Resulting Effects of Novel Teaching Strategies in Increasing Creativity and Independent Thought Teresa Leavitt Madalina Tanase 221

13 Poetry from Report Cards: Children's Understanding of Themselves in Relationship to Their Teachers Shaun Murphy 245

Summary and Implications Cheryl J. Craig Louise F. Deretchin 262

Afterword Cheryl J. Craig Louise F. Deretchin 265

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