Creativity in the Classroom: Schools of Curious Delight

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Taylor & Francis, Oct 27, 2004 - Education - 256 pages
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The third edition of this well-known text continues the mission of its predecessors--to help teachers link research and theory regarding creativity to the everyday activities of classroom teaching. Part I (chapters 1-4) includes information on theories of creativity, characteristics of creative individuals, talent development, and motivation and creativity. Part II (chapters 5-8) includes strategies designed to explicitly teach creative thinking, to weave creative thinking into content area instruction, and to organize basic classroom activities (grouping, lesson planning, assessment, grading) in ways that support students' creativity.

*Pedagogy--Within each chapter reflection questions and sample lesson plans help the reader adapt ideas to their own teaching situations.

*Changes--In addition to general updating, there is new material on cross-cultural concepts of creativity, on teaching for creativity in an age of standards (including lessons tied directly to state standards), and on collaborative creativity.

* Audiences--This book is suitable for any course that deals wholly or partly with creativity in teaching, teaching the gifted and talented, or teaching thinking and problem solving. Such courses are variously found in departments of special education, curriculum and instruction, or educational psychology.

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Starko is professor and head of the Department of Teacher Education at Eastern Michigan University. A former elementary school teacher and teacher of the gifted, she writes in the areas of creativity, education of the gifted, and curriculum.

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