How do we begin to discuss creativity across different cultures? The first essential question is to determine exactly what we mean by "creativity." A false dichotomy between eminent and everyday creativity is found across many cultures. We propose a new concept, mini-c, defined as the novel and personally meaningful interpretation of experiences, actions and events. We then discuss how cross-cultural approaches to creativity are more complex than simply being individualist versus collectivist. Finally, we discuss how mini-c can impact teachers' negative perceptions of creativity found across cultures around the world.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Education for Innovation|
|Subtitle of host publication||Implications for India, China and America|
|Number of pages||16|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2008|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences(all)