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Lauren Bowmer

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Transcript of Creativity

Defining Creativity Big C Little C
The Basics Little C Big C vs Little c There are various definitions of Creativity!
Lets take a look at some Cropley (2001) defined three key elements for creativity: Novelty Effectiveness Ethicality fit in to Sternberg's
conceptualisation Ethicality was included to emphasise that the term creativity was used for positive outcomes rather than detructive behaviour Sternberg (1999) defined
Creativity as work that is both novel and appropriate and may involve a physical product or a solution to a problem Lytton (1971) distinguished between objective
and subjective creativity. Objective creativity related to the creation of novel product
that was appropriate for, and transforming of, its context,
while subjective creativity was more accessible in that the novelty only requierd being new to that individual Ken Robision Stated Creativity as :

"Imaginative activity fashioned as to produce outcomes that are both original and of value 'Even though personal creativity may not lead to fame and fortune,
it can do something from the individuals point is far more important . Csikszentmihalyi 1996:344 Every one has the
ability to be little 'c'
creative. Big C Csikszentmihalyi Big C creativity is the creativity
“extreme forms of originality". The Role of the Practitioner. 'Open teaching and learning'
Urban Implies that practitioner is no longer just instructor or teacher,
evaluator or authority..

but is a stimulator, moderator, helper mentor and model. Csikszentmihalyi Definitions of Big C, Little C.
Craft, Gardner, Urban ; take risks, playfully explore (craft, 2001) Limitations to creativity in the classroom ? Craft Gardner References:

http://baby.families.com/blog/how-to-encourage-creative-thinking-in-your-preschooler [accessed on 22/10/2012]

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/jul/25/anthony-browne-childrens-laureate [Accessed on 22/10/2012]
http://ezinearticles.com/?How-to-Encourage-Creative-Thinking-in-Children-Using-Visual-Art-Supplies&id=1695827[Accessed on 22/10/2012]
http://www.creativeeducation.co.uk/blog/index.php/2010/11/how-important-is-creative-learning-in-early-years-education/[Accessed on 22/10/2012]

Craft, A. 2002Creativity and Early Years Education: A life wide foundation, London; Continuum

Csikssentmihalyi, M. & Epstein, R., (1999), A Creative Dialog, Psychology Today, Vol 32,

Cropley. A. 2001,Creativity in Education and Learning. A guide for teachers and educators.
London; Routledge.

Creativity: find it, promote it. Qualification and Curriculum Authority, London; QCA2004
All our futures. Creativity, culture and education. National Advisory Committee on Creativity and Cultural Education May 1999

DeBono, E., (1968), New think: The use of lateral thinking in the generation of new ideas.

Sternberg.R (2000). Handbook of Creativity. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. p300-345. Robinson,K. (May 1999).
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