By Sing Lau, Anna Na Na Hui, Grace Yan Chak Ng
What truly is creativity? And what contributes to its conceptualization and improvement? for many years, those and different questions have involved researchers, educators, mom and dad and laypeople alike, and both so within the East and West. This attention-grabbing selection of articles is an test at exploring and answering the above questions from either the japanese and Western views. Readers may perhaps locate a few solutions passable, and others bewildering. this is often in truth the truth of creativity examine and schooling. it's was hoping that readers will percentage the enjoyment of studying one of these highway map.
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In my Foreword to Ng’s book, I singled out his argument that the East and the West both have something to offer creative efforts. p65 18 28/05/04, 9:20 AM Personal Creativity and Culture 19 “[Ng] captures what may be the key idea in cross cultural studies, namely that cultures differ but cannot and should not be directly compared. Any such comparison is unfair, much like the common expression (in the West) about comparing apples and oranges. Just to name one example, the West might seem to have an advantage for fulfilling creative potentials in that it allows the individual more liberty.
1997). Creativity, mental health, and alcoholism. In M. A. Runco & R. ), Eminent creativity, everyday creativity, and health (pp. 65–93). Norwood, NJ: Ablex. Rubenson, D. , & Runco, M. A. (1992). The psychoeconomic approach to creativity. New Ideas in Psychology, 10, 131–147. Runco, M. A. (in press). Discretion is the better part of creativity: Personal creativity and implications for culture. Critical Inquiry. Runco, M. A. (1984). Teachers’ judgments of creativity and social validation of divergent thinking tests.
Unlike the interpretive capacities, discretion is very much tied to culture. As Runco (in press) put it, “choices are usually a reflection of one’s values and one’s views of appropriate behavior. Individuals are socialized such that they acquire parental and cultural values, and these include standards for deciding when and how to express one’s originality. p65 11 28/05/04, 9:20 AM 12 Mark Runco for instance, where educators are greatly respected, it would most often be clearly inappropriate to question one’s teacher or offer ideas that are different from what the teacher suggests.