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Creativity

James C. Kaufman

in Education

ISBN: 9780199756810
Published online December 2011 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/obo/9780199756810-0008
Creativity

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Although creativity has been debated and discussed by all types of scholars throughout history, it has only been since the 1950s that the topic has emerged as a genuine field of study. Most work on creativity typically revolves around one of the four Ps: process, person, product, or press (environment). In addition, there is typically a distinction made between Big-C (genius level) and little-c (everyday level). The emphasis on how creativity is approached often depends on the domain; most research on creativity in education focuses on little-c. “Hot” topics within the field include best practices for measurement; the question of domain specificity or domain generality (Is creativity one thing or many things?); and the relationship of creativity with other constructs, such as personality, motivation, and intelligence.

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Subjects: Education ; Organization and Management of Education ; Philosophy and Theory of Education ; Schools Studies ; Teaching Skills and Techniques

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