Nurturing creativity in the classroom

Ronald A. Beghetto, James C. Kaufman

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Nurturing Creativity in the Classroom is a groundbreaking collection of essays by leading scholars, who examine and respond to the tension that many educators face in valuing student creativity but believing that they cannot support it given the curricular constraints of the classroom. Is it possible for teachers to nurture creative development and expression without drifting into curricular chaos? Do curricular constraints necessarily lead to choosing conformity over creativity? This book combines the perspectives of top educators and psychologists to generate practical advice for considering and addressing the challenges of supporting creativity within the classroom. It is unique in its balance of practical recommendations for nurturing creativity and thoughtful appreciation of curricular constraints. This approach helps ensure that the insights and advice found in this collection will take root in educators’ practice, rather than being construed as yet another demand placed on their overflowing plate of responsibilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages424
ISBN (Electronic)9780511781629
ISBN (Print)9780521887274
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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