What is Creativity

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What is Creativity:

What is Creativity By Jackie Harris SPED/507 December 2, 2013 Callista O’Connell

What is Creativity? and Who are They?:

What is Creativity? and Who are They? T he ability to make new things or think of new ideas They are “frequently high in self-confidence, independence, risk-taking, energy, enthusiasm, adventurousness, curiosity, playfulness, humor, idealism, and reflectiveness.” (Davis, page 206)

Level of Creativity:

Level of Creativity Intuitive Expressive Level – to create expressivity, intuitively and for intrinsic joy creativity. (Davis, page 206) Academic and Technical Levels – to learn the techniques, skills and add power to the piece. The creator has mastered the academic and technical skills. (Davis, page 206) Inventive Level – has learned the academic and technical skills and goes beyond to enhance the creative work (Davis, page 206) Innovative Level – original piece or ideas are the hallmarks (Davis, page 206) Genius Level – Ideas and accomplish are unique and defying explanation (Davis, page 206)

The Systems Model of Creativity by Csikszentmihalyi (1996):

The Systems Model of Creativity by Csikszentmihalyi (1996) Csikszentmihalyi determine that there are three parts. Domain – which includes its own rules and procedures Field – includes the professionals or gatekeepers who determine which creations will be acceptable Individual person – who creates within the domain

Creative Problem Solving by Alex Osborn ( 1963):

Creative Problem Solving by Alex Osborn ( 1963) Osborn determine that there are five stages Fact Finding – list all you know about the problem or challenge (Davis, page 213) Problem Finding – listing alternative problems (Davis, page 214) Idea Finding – brain-storming Solution Finding - criteria to evaluated Acceptance Finding – ways to get the best ideas into action (Davis, page 214)

Piirto’s Creative Process (2005):

Piirto’s Creative Process (2005) Piirto observed that there are seven “I’s” Inspiration Imagery Imagination Intuition Insight Incubation Improvisation


Reference Merriam Webster http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/creativity Davis, G.A., Rimm, S.B., Siegle, Del. (2011). Education of the Gifted and Talented (6 th ed). Boston, MA: Pearson Education, Inc.

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