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Unformatted text preview: creativity creativity Mihaly Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Csikszentmihalyi where where is creativity? is creativity? “Creativity does not happen inside people’s heads, but in the interaction between a person’s thoughts and a sociocultural context” Types of creativity Types of creativity Persons who express unusual thoughts, who are interesting and stimulating (brilliant) People who experience the world in novel and original ways (personally creative) Persons who have changed our culture in some important respect (Creative) Creativity is not Creativity is not GENIUS TALENT the systems model the systems model Field Individual Domain definitions definitions Creativity is any act, idea, or product that changes an existing domain, or that transforms an existing domain into a new one. A creative person is: someone whose thoughts or actions change a domain, or establish a new domain. implication implication Creativity can be manifested only in existing domains and fields . educational implication educational implication A person cannot be creative in a domain to which he or she is not exposed implication implication The level of creativity in a given place at a given time does not depend only on the amount of individual creativity. It depends just as much on how well suited the respective domains and fields are to the recognition and diffusion of novel ideas....
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