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CREATIVITY. Helping children to develop creativity. Definitions of Creativity. “Creativity is the process of individual experience which enhances self. It’s the expression of one’s uniqueness”. Michael Andrews

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Creativity

CREATIVITY

Helping children to develop creativity


Definitions of creativity

Definitions of Creativity

  • “Creativity is the process of individual experience which enhances self. It’s the expression of one’s uniqueness”. Michael Andrews

  • “The creative person is both more primitive and more cultured, more destructive and more constructive, crazier and saner, than the average”. Frank Barron


Definitions of creativity1

Definitions of Creativity

  • “Creative learners learn by questioning, inquiring, searching, manipulating, even playing around, but always trying to find the truth”.J.P. Guilford

  • Creativity is an instinct which ALL PEOPLE POSSESS, an instinct with which we are born. Creativity, the ability to explore and investigate, belongs to one’s basic drives, a drive without which man could not exist. Viktor Lowenfeld


One from two

ONE FROM TWO

  • 1. Write down something that is battery operated: ______________

  • 2. Write down a kitchen item: ____________

  • 3. Force fit the two items to make one item and add some wheels. Draw a picture and name your new invention.


Creative characteristics sensory awareness

HIGH:

Sensory awareness

Aesthetic sensitivity, sense of beauty

Openness to total sensing (synaesthesia)

Subjective reality

Imagination, uses imagery

C.B. Bruch, 1981 UG

LOW:

Atrophy of sensory awareness

concrete, functional

Closedness, or minimal, single sense awareness

Objective reality

Absence of, or limited fantasy, imagery

Creative CharacteristicsSENSORY AWARENESS


Creative characteristics independence

HIGH:

Assertive, influence others

Independent

Non-conforming

Sense of creative (self) destiny

(masculine)

LOW:

Passive, fears expression of aggression

Dependent

Conforming

Gregarious, seeks socialization, prefers group problem solving

Low self-concept as creative

Creative CharacteristicsINDEPENDENCE


Creative characteristics cognitive openness

HIGH:

Sensitivity to problems, gaps

Risks new experiences

Tolerance for ambiguity, less structured

Tolerance for disorder

flexible

LOW:

Traditional; prefers status quo

Prefers known; avoids, fears unknown

Prefers structure; seeks early closure

Requires order, balance, symmetry; sequential, linear, not holistic

Rigid; stereotyped

Creative CharacteristicsCOGNITIVE OPENNESS


The right answer

The Right Answer

Is it A, B, C, D, or E?


Eight basic characteristics of creativity lowenfeld

Eight Basic Characteristics of Creativity (LOWENFELD)

  • Sensitivity – experience and express

  • Fluency – verbal and non-verbal

  • Flexibility – adjust quickly and change rapidly

  • Originality – new and novel ideas

  • Redefinition/reorganization – rearrange, shift, known to unknown

  • Abstraction – analyze parts, see relationships

  • Synthesizing – combine into a new whole

  • Organization – put parts together


Around the circle

Around the Circle

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Creativity

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