Creativity In The Classroom

Author: Alane Jordan Starko
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315391600
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Creativity in the Classroom, sixth edition, helps teachers link creativity research and theory to the everyday activities of classroom teaching. This foundational textbook is relevant for any course dealing wholly or partially with creativity and teaching. The sixth edition has been revised and updated throughout, informed by cutting-edge research on neurobiology, curiosity and imaginative play, questioning, and motivation, particularly the relationships among creativity, intrinsic motivation, and motivation to learn.

Fostering Creativity In Gifted Students

Author: Bonnie Cramond
Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
ISBN: 1593631731
Size: 70.90 MB
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It is not possible to teach someone to be creative. It is not possible to teach someone to be intelligent. It is, however, possible to teach students to use the creativity and intelligence they already have. Students can be taught to think more creatively or intelligently and also can learn strategies for thinking more rationally or imaginatively. Encouraging creative thinking in the classroom is an exciting component of any effective gifted education program. This guide offers basic foundations required for supporting creativity. From establishing the right classroom environment, to using creative teaching strategies, to assessing student outcomes, this book is filled with practical information. The book also includes a listing of competitive contests and programs and an extensive list of resources. This is one of the books in Prufrock Press' popular Practical Strategies Series in Gifted Education. This series offers a unique collection of tightly focused books that provide a concise, practical introduction to important topics concerning the education of gifted children. The guides offer a perfect beginner's introduction to key information about gifted and talented education.

Understanding Creativity

Author: Jane Piirto
Publisher: Great Potential Pr Inc
ISBN: 9780910707589
Size: 17.59 MB
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READ ABOUT COMMON TRAITS of architects, musicians, scientists, writers, artists, and more. In this highly readable yet comprehensive book, parents and teachers will find many suggestions for enhancing creativity.

Conceptions Of Giftedness

Author: Robert J. Sternberg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521547307
Size: 46.29 MB
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This book explores the major conceptions of what it means to be gifted.

Killing Ideas Softly

Author: Ronald A. Beghetto
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1623963664
Size: 17.88 MB
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Creativity is a hot topic in education. As such, there is no shortage of insights or suggestions for how teachers might incorporate creativity into their curriculum. Wading through these suggestions can, however, be quite daunting. This is because many of these suggestions imply that teachers need to somehow radically change their approach to teaching, adopt a new curriculum, or addon to their existing curriculum. Consequently, many teachers feel that such changes are not feasible and may even come at the cost of supporting students’ academic learning. This book provides an alternative. Teachers need not adopt a new curriculum, radically change what they are already doing, or attempt to add more to their already overflowing plate of curricular responsibilities. Rather, teaching for and with creativity is often more about doing what one is already doing, only slightly better. The aim of this book is to help teachers understand how they can make slight changes to their own teaching, which can substantially support the development of students’ creative potential and result in a more creative approach to teaching. The insights and practical suggestions presented in this book represent some of the newest and most promising work being done in the field of creativity studies. This book is unique in that it presents teachers with concrete ideas for how to simultaneously support creativity and learning. A particularly novel feature of this book is that it offers a blend of theoretical insights and vivid classroom examples to illustrate the kinds of opportunities and challenges that teachers face when they attempt to teach for and with creativity. As such, this book will provide teachers, scholars, researchers, and anyone interested in classroom creativity with new directions for future research and educational practice.

Creativity In Secondary Education

Author: Jonathan Savage
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1844453111
Size: 75.97 MB
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Creativity is increasingly seen as central to good learning and teaching throughout the curriculum. This book examines the political and educational context behind such developments and looks at dilemmas faced by trainee teachers as they begin their teaching practice. Demonstrating what creativity is, how it evolves and how it can be nurtured in various teaching contexts, it enables trainees to develop creativity in their teaching role and in their pupils' learning. Throughout, the book links clearly to the new Professional Standards for QTS and presents exercises, subject-based case studies and teaching examples to engage and support all secondary trainees.

Serving Gifted Learners Beyond The Traditional Classroom

Author: Joyce VanTassel-Baska
Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
ISBN: 1593632118
Size: 34.26 MB
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Serving Gifted Learners Beyond the Traditional Classroom: A Guide to Alternative Programs and Servicesprovides a concise and thorough introduction to the various types of out-of-school programming recommended and appropriate for gifted and advanced learners. Including overviews of mentoring programs, residential schools, summer opportunities, and distance learning, top scholars in the field of gifted education combine research and experience in this guide to alternative services for teachers, parents, and gifted education program directors. Other programs and services covered include service learning, university-based programs, and competitions. In addition, a much-needed review of the issues concerning programming for diverse youth, options for students from low-income backgrounds, and counseling gifted students to make good out-of-school choices, along with an insightful, insider's look at the culture and lives of gifted students at residential schools, make this handy guide to alternative programs and services a necessity for anyone serving and working with gifted students.

Mirrors Of The Mind

Author: Noriyuki Inoue
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781433116544
Size: 36.16 MB
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<I>Mirrors of the Mind uses East Asian epistemology and cultural concepts as new conceptual tools to address fundamental questions that educators encounter. The book invites readers to critically reflect on commonly held assumptions about learning, cognition, motivation, development, and other essential areas of educational psychology and learning sciences and, with East Asian epistemology as an underlying theme, examines what it takes to improve educational practices. The book first introduces key issues and controversies in learning sciences, then discusses how to advance our understanding of learning and educational practices through a cross-cultural lens. This book challenges readers to critically examine their own assumptions, and to move beyond the limitations of the Western ways of thinking that have predominantly permeated the field. It will help readers develop new and mindful ways of thinking for improving educational practices. Designed to accompany or replace traditional textbooks in educational psychology, educational foundations, cognition and learning, human development, and other related fields, this book will be useful to educators and anyone seeking new, non-traditional ways of approaching learning and educational practices.

Growing Up Gifted

Author: Barbara Clark
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0133150976
Size: 55.80 MB
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Growing Up Gifted, 8e features the most up-to-date research on gifted and talented education and covers students from preschool through secondary education. Written by an internationally-known expert, this text explores who gifted learners are, how they become gifted, and discusses methods used to support their learning, growth, and development. Grounded in the latest research on brain function, this edition considers how these new findings can improve teaching tools and learning experiences for gifted students. Revised chapters address culturally responsive teaching, alternative environments, and various models for gifted education. Building on its trusted reputation, this edition helps readers understand intelligence, create environments that maximize gifts and talents, and implement services that develop the potential of gifted learners.

Raisin Brains

Author: Karen L.J. Isaacson
Publisher: Great Potential Press, Inc.
ISBN: 0910707545
Size: 73.12 MB
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Presents a series of stories about the author's family members, covering their quirkiness, artistic abilities, and intelligence, and discusses the parenting of gifted children.