Springer Publishing Company, 2009 M02 5 - 256 pages
"...Full of keen and illuminating insight...Written with creative flair and great elegance."
Robert Olen Butler
"...Witty, charming, and informative...Creativity 101 makes a convincing case for the importance of creativity in society, in our schools, and in our daily lives....And no, we aren't related."
Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD
"[An] excellent primer or review of what is out there in terms of research, definitions, theoretical considerations, and leading thinkers in the world of creativity."--Gifted and Talented International
What is creativity and how can we measure it? Creativity 101 serves as a brief, engaging introduction to the field of creativity. Dr. Kaufman presents the cutting-edge research and analyzes new and emerging theories in the field. This book investigates the many definitions of creativity, as well as how it is manifested and measured in schools, the workplace, business, art, media, and more.
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James C. Kaufman does a great job at defining what creativity is in society as well as the classroom. In the beginning he does a good job at keeping the readers attention. After a while I feel that the book gets a little redundant. Although it may seem redundant James C. Kaufman is very effective while he has the readers attention. He also brings up a great question in the book: Should creativity be a more important factor when applying to college?
Chapter 1 Defining Creativity
Chapter 2 Modern Theories of Creativity
Chapter 3 Is Creativity One Thing or Many Things?
Chapter 4 Where Does Creativity Fit In? Personality Motivation and Intelligence
Chapter 5 Does Creativity Have a Dark Side?
Chapter 6 Should Creativity Be Included in School Admissions?