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Creativity and Education

1st Edition

By Hugh Lytton


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The author gives a lucid account of creativity and its educational context. He discusses the creative process, the character of different kinds of creativity, creative people, developing creativity, and the creative child at school, to give his readers an understanding of the issues that home or school have to face in fostering a creative, non-habit-bound child.

The book should be particularly welcome to all concerned with education in view of the present stress on child-centred education and on the development of individual children’s abilities, especially their powers of original thought and search to the full.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements – 1. The Creative Process – 2. ’Convergent’ and ‘divergent’ thinking, or how intelligent is a creative and how creative is an intelligent person? – 3. What are creative people like? – 4. Nurturing creativity – 5. The creative child at school – 6. Retrospect - Appendix: Some divergent thinking tests Bibliography – Further reading list.

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Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    EDUCATION / General
    EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General
    EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects
    REFERENCE / General