An Education Track for Creativity and Other Quality Thinking Processes (Google eBook)

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Scarecrow Press, 2003 - Education - 106 pages
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The need for new thinking in the world, both official leadership and for all participating members of society has been a glaring reality in recent times. To Berenice Bleedorn, the idea of teaching students how to use the full potential of their thinking apparatus is not absurd_simply logical and timely. Creative expression is central to the development of a sense of personal identity and it is significant that creative thinking and expression are valued by the powers that be. Each of the 12 chapters discuss creative and other higher order thinking processes as suggested by the products dimension of the Guilford Model of the Structure of Intellect. Included are references to systemic thinking, global dimensionalities, futuristic or visionary thinking, and the need for leadership with capacities to engage in thinking at those higher levels of complexity. An effort is made throughout the articles to heighten awareness of Creative Studies as a substantive area of study with serious relevance to intellectual and personal development across disciplines. This book is helpful for higher education faculty and administrators and consultants and seminar facilitators in creativity and innovation for business, as well as a broad range of organizations and public service centers.
  

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Contents

Education for a Just Society Freedom to Think
1
What Shall We Teach and How Shall We Teach It?
12
The Environmental Brain System for Thinking and Learning
18
Notions Regarding Ideas and Intellectual Leadership
27
Creativity as a Catalyst for Integrative Thinking and Learning
35
The Integration of Creative and Critical Thinking
41
Humor and the Creative Intellect
47
In and Out of the Creativity Box
54
The Creative Business of Educational Entrepreneurship
72
Creative Leadership for Global Futures Notes for Educators
78
You ThereWhat Do You Think?
86
Epilogue
94
Reference List
96
Index
101
About the Author
107
Copyright

Beyond the Creativity Frontier More Quality Thinking
66

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About the author (2003)

Berenice Bleedorn is a semi-retired educator and consultant for Creative Development Initiatives. She has initiated and taught courses in Creative Studies and Future Studies for more than 30 years in university education and business departments.

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