Objectives Yani: Art Prodigy Creativity Explaining Creativity Creativity Is an Attitude Not an Aptitude Creativity as a skill Creativity As a Set of Personality Traits Creativity As a Set of Environmental Conditions Nurturing Creativity at Home Obstacles to CreativityChildren Need Adults who Facilitate Creative Expression Creativity vs. Intelligence Multiple Intelligence
Yani: Art Prodigy Daughter of Chinese oil painter Wang Shiqiang Began painting at age 2 Had her first exhibit at age 4 At age 6, she completed 4,000 paintings
CreativityThe ability to seethings in new waysBoundary breaking andgoing beyond theinformation givenThinking unconventionallyMaking something uniqueCombining unrelatedthings into somethingnew
Explaining Creativity1. Attitude2. Process3. Product4. Skill5. Set of personality6. Traits7. Set of environmental conditions
Creativity Is an AttitudeNot an Aptitude Try out new ideas and different ways of doing things. Push boundaries and explore possibilities Manipulate and transform ideas and materials. Take things apart and put them back together in different ways. Physically play with objects. Imagine, engage in fantasy, or just day dream. Solve problems or try to figure things out. Ask questions or challenge accepted ways of thinking or acting.
Creativity As a SkillThe skill of creativityrequires exercise togrow.“I’m just not creative”Research on creativity
Creativity As a Setof Personality TraitsCuriosityFlexibilitySensitivity to ProblemsRedefinitionSelf-feelingOriginalityInsight
Creativity As a Set of Environmental Conditions Creative expression, the greater the one’s background of experience with people, places, and objects, the greater the range of possibilities to draw from in creative activity.
Nurturing Creativity at HomeChildren will be creative ontheir ownAllow children to makemistakesMothers of highly creativeyoung children
Obstacles to Creativity Four environmental Factors that provide potential obstacles to creativity: 1. Home 2. School 3. Gender Roles 4. Society, culture, and tradition
Children need adults who facilitate creative expression1. Celebrate Creativity2. Value Children’s Creativity3. Be a Creative Partner4. Provide Time and Space for Creative5. Provide Toys and Materials Conductive to Creativity6. Provide a Psychological Climate Conducive to Creativity7. Weave Creativity and Creative Expression Throughout Your Curriculum
Creativity vs.Intelligence Four patterns: 1. High intelligence and high creativity 2. Low intelligence and high creativity 3. Low intelligence and low creativity 4. High intelligence and low creativity