Exploring the connection between imagination and creativity in academic learning

Ronald A. Beghetto, Kathy L. Schuh

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

11 Scopus citations


How might we think about the relationship between imagination and creativity in the context of classroom learning? This chapter addresses this question by discussing a model of classroom learning that combines both imaginative processes and creative outcomes. More specifically, this chapter will highlight key similarities and differences between imaginative processes and creativity outcomes and discuss the role that both play in academic learning. Implications for theory and research will also be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCreativity and the Wandering Mind
Subtitle of host publicationSpontaneous and Controlled Cognition
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9780128164006
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020


  • Creative learning
  • Creativity
  • Imagination
  • K12 classrooms
  • Learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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