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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

useful heavy potable

durable yellow expensive small mobile

elastic round valuable short

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