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Maybe Gifted Underachievers Are More Creative - The Creative Mind

Maybe Gifted Underachievers Are More Creative - The Creative Mind | Creativity | Scoop.it

“Einstein is a classic example of a highly creative and highly gifted individual that did not do well in traditional school environments.”

 

That is a quote in a research paper by Kyung Hee Kim, PhD, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at The College of William and Mary.

 

She thinks “the cause of the underachievement of many gifted and talented students may be their creativity, which tends to clash with traditional school environments."


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More Than 50 Years Of Putting Kids' Creativity To The Test

More Than 50 Years Of Putting Kids' Creativity To The Test | Creativity | Scoop.it
A bit like an IQ test measures intelligence, the Torrance Test measures creative ability.
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Creativity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Creativity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The lexeme in the English word creativity comes from the Latin term creō "to create, make": its derivational suffixes also come from Latin. The word "create" appeared in English as early as the 14th century, notably in Chaucer, to indicate divine creation (in The Parson's Tale).

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Comparative Theories of Creativity

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Creativity is viewed in very different ways by three streams of thought in modern psychology. This essay compares these views of the human psyche.
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Education 3.0: 'Learning Psychology' — Embracing Better Ways to Teach - Wired

Education 3.0: 'Learning Psychology' — Embracing Better Ways to Teach - Wired | Creativity | Scoop.it
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We tried to showcase this concept in the short-film entitled, “School of Thought” that we released last July.
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What Is Creativity? Cultural Icons on What Ideation Is and How It Works

What Is Creativity? Cultural Icons on What Ideation Is and How It Works | Creativity | Scoop.it
Bradbury, Eames, Angelou, Gladwell, Einstein, Byrne, Duchamp, Close, Sendak, and more.
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Excellent graphic about Critical thinking skills. | Technology in (SPL ...

Excellent graphic about Critical thinking skills. | Technology in (SPL ... | Creativity | Scoop.it
Excellent Info graphic about Critical thinking skills. You can use this as a guide when you are working with your kid or student.
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10 Myths About Creativity You Need to Stop Believing Now - Entrepreneur

10 Myths About Creativity You Need to Stop Believing Now - Entrepreneur | Creativity | Scoop.it
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Most people think creativity is divinely-inspired, unpredictable and bestowed on only a lucky few.
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Training Teachers to Teach Critical Thinking

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"Thinking critically is one thing, but being able to teach it can be quite another."


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How do we teach students to be critical thinkers? How do we train teachers to teach critical thinking? Edutopia has recently published a number of articles focused on 'Critical Thinking: A Path to College and Career.'

This link takes you directly to a page where a "Katie Kirkpatrick, dean of instruction at KIPP King Collegiate High School" shares her experience with a training she designed for teachers. From this page you may link to many other areas. Two that you may find helpful are:

* Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking

* Resources and Downloads for Teaching Critical Thinking

The Resources and Download area includes lesson plans and rubrics as well as Tools for Critical Thinking.

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Test Your Creativity: 5 Classic Creative Challenges

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How creative are you? Find out by taking a few quick tests that psychologists have been using to study creativity for decades.
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Less Light = More Creativity

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A new study shows that darkness encourages freedom from constraints. (Ever wonder why so many of your creative breakthroughs happen at night? Darkness may correlate w/raised creativity.
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How to support teachers for 21st century learning | eSchool News | eSchool News

Learn how administrators can support teachers in implementing broad concepts, such as creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking.
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Five Steps To Business Creativity - Forbes

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Just about everybody agrees that in the modern competitive world of business creativity is essential to success.
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Measuring creativity through spontaneous single spoken words

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What is creativity? Although definitions vary, one might be inclined to say that creativity, ultimately, is anything that has to do with ideas - generating.
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Three Steps to Critical Thinking

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Edward Charles Francis Publius de Bono is a bona fide genius. The author, inventor, Rhodes scholar and Nobel prize-nominated economist graduated from college at age 15.
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