Enhancing Creativity through Design Technology: Opportunities for Developing Children’s Creative Thinking

Coral Campbell (Editor)
Deakin University, Australia, and others

Series: Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
BISAC: EDU051000

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Creative problem solving is essential to technology education. This book discusses how creativity may need to include a time of ‘non-thinking’ during which innovative responses to problem tasks are generated. The period of non-conscious cognitive process (NCCP) time is considered to be when the brain makes connections between independent ideas and when inappropriate responses can be forgotten, allowing more relevant responses to be made available for problem solving. This book reviews the current literature on enhancing creativity and comment on how the teachers fostered creativity as they implemented a design, make and appraise technological task to produce recycling devices in their classrooms. (Imprint: Nova)

Abstract

Introduction

Creativity in Education

The BIG Question - Can Creativity Be Taught?

Aims of the Research

Case Study Research Approach

Participants and Research Design

Data Collection Procedures

Results

Discussion

Conclusion

References

Index

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