Developing Creativity in the Classroom applies the most current theory and research on creativity to support the design of teaching and learning. Creative thinking and problem solving are at the heart of learning and application as students prepare for innovation-driven careers. This text debunks myths about creativity and teaching and, instead, illustrates productive conceptions of creative thinking and innovation, including a constructivist learning approach in which creative thinking enhances and strengthens conceptual understanding of the curriculum. Through models of teaching that support creativity and problem solving, this book extends the idea of a creative pedagogy to the four core curriculum domains. Developing Creativity in the Classroom focuses on explanations and examples of how creative thinking and deep learning merge to support engaging learning environments, rising to the challenge of developing 21st-century competencies.

chapter |10 pages


Creativity, Problem Solving, and Innovation: 21st-Century Imperatives

part Part I|54 pages

What Is Creativity?

chapter Chapter 1|15 pages

Understanding Creativity and Innovation

chapter Chapter 2|21 pages

Influential Theories of Creativity

chapter Chapter 3|14 pages

Assessing Creativity

part Part II|84 pages

Practicing a Creative Pedagogy

chapter Chapter 4|14 pages

Integrated Approach to Teaching Creativity

chapter Chapter 5|13 pages

Developing Psychosocial Skills to Sustain Creativity

chapter Chapter 6|21 pages

Teaching Models to Develop Creativity in the Classroom

part Part III|66 pages

Creative Pedagogy in the Content Areas

chapter Chapter 8|17 pages

Developing Creative Abilities in Language Arts

chapter Chapter 9|15 pages

Developing Creative Abilities in Mathematics

chapter Chapter 10|13 pages

Developing Creative Abilities in Science

chapter Chapter 11|16 pages

Developing Creative Abilities in Social Studies

part Part IV|48 pages

Systematic Development of Creativity

chapter Chapter 12|13 pages

Creativity, Expertise, and Talent Development

chapter Chapter 13|14 pages

Systematic Development of Creativity in Schools