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Creativity in the Classroom

Schools of Curious Delight, 6th Edition

By Alane Jordan Starko


416 pages

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Creativity in the Classroom, sixth edition, helps teachers link creativity research and theory to the everyday activities of classroom teaching. This foundational textbook is relevant for any course dealing wholly or partially with creativity and teaching. The sixth edition has been revised and updated throughout, informed by cutting-edge research on neurobiology, curiosity and imaginative play, questioning, and motivation, particularly the relationships among creativity, intrinsic motivation, and motivation to learn.

Table of Contents

Part I: Understanding Creative People and Processes 1. What is Creativity? 2. Models of the Creative Process 3. Theories of Creativity: The Individual 4. Theories of Creativity: Systems in Context 5. Creative People Part II: Creativity and Classroom Life 6. Teaching Creative Thinking Skills and Habits 7. Creativity in the Content Areas: Language Arts, Social Studies, and the Arts 8. Creativity in the Content Areas: Science, Math, and General Teaching Strategies 9. Motivation, Creativity, and Classroom Organization 10. Assessment and Creativity

About the Author

Alane Jordan Starko is Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Eastern Michigan University, USA, and author of the blog A former elementary school teacher, teacher of the gifted, and head of the Teacher Education Department at Eastern Michigan University, she also served on the board of directors of the National Association for Gifted Children.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Elementary
EDUCATION / Special Education / Gifted