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Infusing Creativity into Academic Content. Bonnie Cramond, Ph.D. Department of Educational Psychology Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development University of Georgia. Creativity. is the generation of novel, useful ideas. According to Torrance,.

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Infusing Creativity

into

Academic Content

Bonnie Cramond, Ph.D.

Department of Educational Psychology

Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development

University of Georgia


Creativity
Creativity

is the generation of novel, useful ideas.


According to torrance
According to Torrance,

“When a person has no learned or practiced solution to a problem, some degree of creativity is required”


Four components of creativity
Four Components of Creativity*

Press

or

Place

Person

Product

Process

*Rhodes


1 create an environment conducive to creativity press
1. Create an Environment Conducive to Creativity (Press)

  • psychologically safe

  • intrinsic rewards

  • opportunities to learn about interests

  • pursue them with some autonomy

  • balance of stimulation and quiet time

  • challenges are matched to the abilities of the learners.


Ekvall s innovative environment
Ekvall’s InnovativeEnvironment

RESOURCES

1. Idea Time

2. Idea Support

3. Challenge and Involvement

 PERSONAL MOTIVATION

1. Trust and Openness

2. Playfulness and Humor

3. Absence of Interpersonal Conflicts

 EXPLORATION

1. Risk-Taking

2. Debates About the Issues

3. Freedom





Creative people
Creative People problems

have many characteristics that can be viewed as positive or negative

  • Original or bizarre?

  • Independent or stubborn?

  • High energy or hyperactive?

  • Spontaneous or impulsive?

  • Emotionally sensitive or emotionally unstable?


3 teach students about the process and strategies
3. Teach Students About the Process and Strategies problems

  • preparation, incubation, illumination, verification

Wallas



For illumination to occur
For Illumination to Occur problems

fMRI shows activation of

the superior temporal gyrus on the right hemisphere

300 milliseconds before person communicates answer

EEG shows a burst of gamma activity


4 learn to evaluate creative products

Novelty problems

Surprising

Originality

Resolution

Logicalness

Usefulness

Value

Understandability

Elaboration and Synthesis

Organic qualities

Well-craftedness

Elegance

4. Learn to Evaluate Creative Products

Besemer & O’Quin: Creative Product Analysis Matrix

Cramond UGA



Some programs and competitions
Some Programs and Competitions problems

  • Future Problem Solving

    http://www.fpsp.org/

  • Odyssey of the Mind

    http://www.odysseyofthemind.com

  • Invent America

    http://www.inventamerica.com

  • Destination Imagination

    http://www.destinationimagination.org


Warmup spin a yarn
Warmup—Spin a Yarn problems

  • One member of the group picks up the ball of yarn and begins a story. Keep telling the story until you get to the knot.

  • Pass it on.

  • Repeat until everyone has had a turn. If you get to the end of the yarn before everyone has had a turn, start again.


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