Creativity and Education

By Hugh Lytton

© 2012 – Routledge

148 pages

Purchasing Options:
Paperback: 9780415753487
pub: 2014-04-03
Hardback: 9780415675499
pub: 2011-12-08

About the Book

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 / Educational Policy & Reform / General
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects