Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Can We Teach Creativity? Extending Socrates's Criteria to Modern Education

Can We Teach Creativity? Extending Socrates's Criteria to Modern Education <p>Abstract:</p><p>When is creativity teachable? Is it a single scientific field, and who is appropriate to undertake its teaching? What are Socrates&apos;s criteria, and how can we apply them to creativity? This paper examines the value of creativity as it arises through scholars historically in the fields of philosophy and education. It also examines forms and theories of creativity in education. Gradually, curricula began to consider the cultivation of students&apos; creative thinking, and interest was shifted form "gifted" children to creativity for all. Are heuristics sufficient to contribute effectively to the adoption of techniques that promote creative thinking within the school environment and make it a separate lesson in the curriculum, or should we try some "risky" scientific choices?</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Aesthetic Education University of Illinois Press

Can We Teach Creativity? Extending Socrates&apos;s Criteria to Modern Education

Loading next page...
 
/lp/university-of-illinois-press/can-we-teach-creativity-extending-socrates-apos-s-criteria-to-modern-6E0jVQCIdn
Publisher
University of Illinois Press
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.
ISSN
1543-7809

Abstract

<p>Abstract:</p><p>When is creativity teachable? Is it a single scientific field, and who is appropriate to undertake its teaching? What are Socrates&apos;s criteria, and how can we apply them to creativity? This paper examines the value of creativity as it arises through scholars historically in the fields of philosophy and education. It also examines forms and theories of creativity in education. Gradually, curricula began to consider the cultivation of students&apos; creative thinking, and interest was shifted form "gifted" children to creativity for all. Are heuristics sufficient to contribute effectively to the adoption of techniques that promote creative thinking within the school environment and make it a separate lesson in the curriculum, or should we try some "risky" scientific choices?</p>

Journal

The Journal of Aesthetic EducationUniversity of Illinois Press

Published: Nov 7, 2019

There are no references for this article.