Now in its seventh edition, Creativity in the Classroom helps teachers link creativity research and theory to the everyday activities of classroom teaching. Ideal reading for any course dealing wholly or partially with creativity and teaching, this foundational textbook covers definitions, research, and theory in the first half, and reflects on classroom practices in the second. Thoroughly revised and updated, the seventh edition features new research on neuroscience and creativity in specific disciplines; new sections on social-emotional learning, teaching engineering, and leadership; and an entire new chapter on building creativity at the school or district level.
Table of Contents
Part I: Understanding Creativity 1. Creativity in Classrooms 2. Models and Early Thoughts 3. Theories Today: Context, Systems, and Cognition 4. Creative People and Their Lives Part II: Creativity and Classroom Life 5. Building Creative Classrooms 6. Creativity in the Content Areas: Language Arts and Social Studies 7. Curriculum for Creativity in the Content Areas: Science, Math, and Engineering 8. Teaching Creative Thinking Skills and Habits 9. Assessment and Creativity 10. Building Creative Schools Appendix: Problem-Finding Lessons
Alane Jordan Starko is Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Eastern Michigan University, USA, and author of the blog creativiteach.me. A former elementary school teacher, teacher of the gifted, and head of the Department of Teacher Education at Eastern Michigan University, she has also served on the board of directors of the National Association for Gifted Children.