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Creativity and Education, 4v

Creativity and Education, 4v

Four Volume Set
Edited by:
  • Mark A. Runco - University of Georgia, USA, California State University, Fullerton, USA

March 2017 | 1 360 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This four-volume Major Work brings together seminal articles and research studies in the field of creativity, drawing from educational and psychological research.


The collection focuses on creativity in the classroom, the roles of educators and students, how creative processes relate to education and learning, and an analysis of the socio-cultural contexts for creativity in education.


Critical issues, such as the relationship between intelligence and creativity, and motivation, are also explored. Articles are supported with a context-setting introduction from renowned creativity scholar Mark Runco.

The Standard Definition of Creativity

Mark A. Runco and Garrett J. Jaeger
Still Useful after All These Years: A Review of Wallach & Kogan’s Modes of Thinking in Young Children (1965) and Wallach & Wing’s The Talented Student (1969)

Mark A. Runco
Intelligence? Creativity? A Parsimonious Reinterpretation of the Wallach-Kogan Data

Lee J. Cronbach
Children's Divergent Thinking and Creative Ideation

Mark A. Runco
Convergent and Divergent Measurement of Creativity in Children

William C. Ward
Comparison of Competing Theories about Ideation and Creativity

Ivonne Chand O’Neal, Mark A. Runco and Sue Hyeon Paek
The Threshold Theory Regarding Creativity and Intelligence: An Empirical Test with Gifted and Nongifted Children

Mark A. Runco and Robert S. Albert
The Relationship between Creativity and Androgyny When Moderated by an Intelligence Threshold

Jodi B. Weinstein and Philip Bobko
Cognition and Creativity

Mark A. Runco and Ivonne Chand
A Longitudinal Examination of the Fourth Grade Slump in Creativity

E. Paul Torrance
Role of Hemisphericity in Performance on Selected Measures of Creativity

E. Paul Torrance and Salah Mourad
The Role of Creativity in Identification of the Gifted and Talented

E. Paul Torrance
Personal Creativity: Definition and Developmental Issues

Mark A. Runco
Education for Creative Potential

Mark A. Runco
Developmental Trends in the Evaluative and Divergent Thinking of Children

Robyn E. Charles and Mark A. Runco
The Creativity Crisis: The Decrease in Creative Thinking Scores on the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking

Kyung Hee Kim
Motivation and Creativity: The Context Effect

David Elkind, Joann Deblinger and David Adler
Creativity and the Finding and Solving of Real-World Problems

Shawn M. Okuda, Mark A. Runco and Dale E. Berger
A Hierarchical Framework for the Study of Creativity

Mark A. Runco
Creativity and Education

Mark A. Runco
Education and Creativity

Daniel Fasko, Jr
Operant Theories of Insight, Originality, and Creativity

Daniel Fasko, Jr
Creativity: The Hub of Real Achievement

Mark A. Runco
An Analysis of Creativity

Jill Forster
Creative Thinking and Creative Performance in Israeli Students

Mel Rhodes
Obstacles to Personal Creativity among University Students

Eunice M.L. Soriano de Alencar
Teaching Creativity: Current Findings, Trends, and Controversies in the Psychology of Creativity

Dean Keith Simonton
Two-Dimensional Education: Fostering the “Prepared Mind” for Creativity

Arthur Cropley and Iourri Gribov
Evaluating the Creativity of Children's Ideas

Mark A. Runco and Luiz Vega
The Evaluative, Valuative, and Divergent Thinking of Children

Mark A. Runco
Original Thinking in Preschool Children: A Validation of Ideational Fluency Measures

EunSook Hong and Roberta M. Milgram
Curiosity of Gifted Children and Performance on Timed and Untimed Tests of Creativity

E. Paul Torrance
Relationships among Private Speech and Creativity in Head Start and Low–Socioeconomic Status Preschool Children

Martha Daugherty and C. Stephen White
Part One: Teachers
Creativity: Asset or Burden in the Classroom?

Erik L. Westby and V.L. Dawson
Parents’ and Teachers’ Implicit Theories of Children’s Creativity: A Cross-Cultural Perspective

Mark A. Runco, Diane J. Johnson and M.K. Raina
Teaching Creativity at the College Level: A Synthesis of Curricular Components Perceived as Important by Instructors

Kay S. Bull, Diane Montgomery and Lynda Baloche
Implicit Theories of Creativity: Teachers’ Perception of Student Characteristics in Hong Kong

David W. Chan and Lai-Kwan Chan
A Cross-Cultural Comparison: Teachers’ Conceptualizations of Creativity

Ji Zhou, Jiliang Shen, Xinghua Wang, Heinz Neber and Ikuma Johjia
Student and Faculty Perceptions of Innovative Teaching

Kristina Jaskyte, Heidi Taylor and Robert Smariga
Encouraging Imagination and Creativity in the Teaching Profession

Morwenna Griffiths
Predicting the Creativity of Elementary School Children (1958-80) – and the Teacher Who “Made a Difference”

E. Paul Torrance
Creative Thinking as a Predictor of Teacher Effectiveness in Higher Education

Nitza Davidovitch and Roberta M. Milgram
Part Two: Enhancement
Problem Finding and the Enhancement of Creativity

J.W. Getzels
Enhancement of Creativity

Jonathan A. Plucker, Mark A. Runco and C. Boyd Hegarty
For the Lifestyle and a Love of Creativity: Australian Students’ Motivations for Studying Journalism

Folker Hanusch, Katrina Clifford, Kayt Davies, Peter English, Janet Fulton, Mia Lindgren, Penny O’Donnell, Jenna Price, Ian Richards and Lawrie Zion
Tactics and Strategies for Creativity

Mark A. Runco
Improving Creative Problem-Solving in a Sample of Third Culture Kids

Young Ju Lee, Sherry K. Bain and R. Steve McCallum
Maximal Performance on Divergent Thinking Tests by Gifted, Talented, and Nongifted Children

Mark A. Runco
Divergent Thinking and Creative Performance in Gifted and Nongifted Children

Mark A. Runco
The Creativity of Children’s Art

Mark A. Runco
Lessons from Using iPads to Understand Young Children’s Creativity

Lorna Arnott, Deirdre Grogan and Pauline Duncan
Can Computers Help Stimulate Creativity? Training Implications from a Postgraduate MBA Experience

Tudor Rickards
Injecting Creativity into Teaching Simulation Modeling to Computer Science Students

Paul Fishwick
Fostering College Students’ Creative Capacity through Computer-Supported Knowledge Building

Pei-Yi Lin, Yu-Hui Chang, Hsien-Ta Lin and Huang-Yao Hong
A New Way to Play Music Together: The Continuator in the Classroom

Laura Ferrari and Anna Rita Addessi
Probing More Deeply into the Theory of Multiple Intelligences

Howard Gardner
Introducing Creativity in the Ensemble Setting: National Standards Meet Comprehensive Musicianship

Charles E. Norris
Multiple Intelligences Go to School: Educational Implications of the Theory of Multiple Intelligences

Howard Gardner and Thomas Hatch
Teaching for the Golden Egg: Creativity

Christine Cozzens Hayes
Not All Musicians Are Creative: Creativity Requires More Than Simply Playing Music

Erin E. Sovansky, Mareike B. Wieth, Andrea P. Francis and Samuel D. McIlhagga
Nurturing Visual Arts Talent

Sandra I. Kay
How Domains Constrain Creativity: The Case of Traditional Chinese and Western Painting

Jin Li and Howard Gardner
Effects of Self-Efficacy on Social Entrepreneurship in Education: A Correlational Research

Tugba Konakli
Perceptions and Reality: Creativity in the Marketing Classroom

Denny E. McCorkle, Janice M. Payan, James Reardon and Nathan D. Kling
Academic versus Creative Abilities in Mathematics: Two Components of the Same Construct?

Nava L. Livne and Roberta M. Milgram
Orchestral Performance and the Footprint of Mindfulness

Ellen Langer, Timothy Russell and Noah Eisenkraft
Teaching Students to Solve Insight Problems: Evidence for Domain Specificity in Creativity Training

Gayle T. Dow and Richard E. Mayer
Creative Out-of-School Activities in Intellectually Gifted Adolescents as Predictors of Their Life Accomplishments in Young Adults: A Longitudinal Study

Roberta M. Milgram and Eunsook Hong
The Effect of Bilingualism on Creativity: Developmental and Educational Perspectives

Mark Leikin
Understanding the Ensemble Pianist: A Theoretical Framework

Dimitra Kokotsaki
Investigating the Assessment of Singers in a Music College Setting: The Students’ Perspective

Dimitra Kokotsaki, Jane W. Davidson and Daniela Coimbra
Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking as Predictors of Personal and Public Achievement: A Fifty-Year Follow-Up

Mark A. Runco, Garnet Millar, Selcuk Acar and Bonnie Cramond
Creativity and Working Memory in Gifted Students With and Without Characteristics of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder: Lifting the Mask

C. Matthew Fugate, Sydney S. Zentall and Marcia Gentry
An Investigation into the Psychosocial Functioning of Creative Children: The Impact of ADHD Symptomatology

Dione Healey and Julia J. Rucklidge
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Creativity: What Is the Connection?

B. Cramond
Creative Personality and Anticreative Environment for High School Dropouts

Kyung Hee Kim and Michael F. Hull
Three Myths? The Over-Representation of the Gifted among Dropouts, Delinquents, and Suicides

Susanne P. Lajoie and Bruce M. Shore
Creativity as an Educational Objective for Disadvantaged Students

Mark A. Runco
Concrete and Verbal Reinforcement in Creative Thinking of Disadvantaged Students

R.M. Milgram and S. Feingold
Characteristics of Creativity Change in University Students

Daiva Grakauskaitè-Karkockienè
Measuring Cognitive and Dispositional Characteristics of Creativity in Elementary Students

Romina M.J. Proctor and Paul C. Burnett
Part One: Gifted Students
“Torturing Data until They Confess”: An Analysis of the Analysis of the Three-Ring Conception of Giftedness

Joseph S. Renzulli
What Makes Giftedness? Re-Examining a Definition

J. Renzulli
A General Theory for the Development of Creative Productivity through the Pursuit of Ideal Acts of Learning

Joseph S. Renzulli
New Dimensions in Creativity

Mark A. Runco
Is Every Child Gifted?

Mark A. Runco
Creative Giftedness: A Multivariate Investment Approach

Robert J. Sternberg and Todd I. Lubart
Part Two: Culture & Setting
Lessons about Giftedness and Creativity from a Nation of 115 Million Overachievers

E. Paul Torrance
Dogmatism, Locus of Control, and Creativity in Children Educated in the Soviet Union, the United States, and Israel

Arie Avarim and Roberta M. Milgram
Comparisons of the Creative Class and Regional Creativity with Perceptions of Community Support and Community Barriers

Mark A. Runco, Selcuk Acar, W. Keith Campbell, Garrett Jaeger, Jessica McCain and Brittany Gentile
Cumulative and Proximal Influences on the Social Environment and Children's Creative Potential

Stephanie Z. Dudek, M.G. Strobel and Mark A. Runco
Education, Creativity and the Economy of Passions: New Forms of Educational Capitalism

Michael A. Peters