Theory and Practice of Creativity Measurement explores important and fascinating topics related to the assessment of creativity. An introductory chapter provides an overview of numerous measures to assess the multiple dimensions of creativity and addresses the parameters to be considered when evaluating the quality of the available instruments, as well as the steps to be taken in their administration and interpretation. The next six chapters each describe an instrument designed to assess a variable related to creativity, such as obstacles to personal creativity, classroom climate for creativity, creativity in mathematics, and creativity strategies at the work setting. These instruments may be used in the school context or in the workplace for diagnostic purposes and for planning intervention strategies to facilitate the development and expression of the capacity to create. The book offers numerous insights that may be a source of inspiration for researchers in the area, unveiling new possibilities for promotion of creativity.
Table of Contents
Introduction Chapter 1 The Measurement of Creativity: Possibilities and Challenges Chapter 2 Obstacles to Personal Creativity Inventory Chapter 3 Assessment of the Climate for Creativity in the Classroom Chapter 4 Inventory of Teaching Practices for Creativity in Higher Education Chapter 5 Assessment of Creativity in Mathematics Chapter 6 Indicators of the Climate for Creativity in the Workplace Chapter 7 Strategies for Creating at Work References Appendix A Obstacles to Personal Creativity Inventory Appendix B Classroom Climate for Creativity Scale Appendix C Teaching Practices Inventory Appendix D Indicators of the Climate for Creativity in the Workplace Appendix E Strategies for Creating at Work About the Editors About the Authors
Eunice M. L. Soriano de Alencar, Ph.D, is professor emerita at the University of Brasilia, Brazil and a researcher for the National Council for the Scientific and Technological Development. She has published more than 200 books, chapters, and articles in the field of psychology and education.
Maria de Fatima Bruno-Faria, Ph.D, is a professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She has published many articles and chapters in books about creativity in organizations. Her research interest is the culture of innovation. She has also been a consultant in the area of human resources.