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Fostering Creativity Fostering Creativity in the Science and in the Science and Mathematics Classroom Mathematics Classroom Sheila Tobias
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Author Author Overcoming Math Anxiety Succeed with Math Breaking the Science Barrier Revitalizing Undergraduate Science The Hidden Curriculum: Faculty-Made Tests in Science They’re not Dumb, They’re Different Rethinking Science as a Career
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Why Creativity is Important Why Creativity is Important to America’s Future to America’s Future Innovation Innovation Education Education Science Science Math Math Creativity Creativity New New Business Business New Jobs New Jobs Economy Economy
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Innovation=Bringing an Invention Innovation=Bringing an Invention or a New Idea to Market or a New Idea to Market Not enough to generate creative technical people Have to educate business leaders to understand and appreciate inventiveness This means: Science and Mathematics for All
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Capacity to Innovate Capacity to Innovate What the Scholars Tell us What the Scholars Tell us The cognitive ability to produce novel and valuable ideas [Torrance, 1988] Students who use content in creative ways learn the content well. They also learn strategies for identifying problems, making decisions, and finding solutions both in and out of school. [Starko, 1994] 21st century schools should foster creativity, judgement, the ability to think, and the power of expression [Ogawa, Kuehn-Ebert, Devito, 1991].
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When the Teacher Values When the Teacher Values Creativity Creativity in the Science/Mathematics in the Science/Mathematics Classroom Classroom Modeling Creativity Stimulating Creativity Rewarding Creativity (above all) Not Punishing Creativity
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The Opposite: Rote Learning The Opposite: Rote Learning Memorization Recognition of learned materials Recitation Seatwork Teacher-directed small group discussions Structured instructions [Refs: Torrance, 1962,Weistein, 1991 Takahashi, 1993]
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Creativity Education Creativity Education in General is Fostered by in General is Fostered by
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