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Creativity resources


10 Steps for Boosting Creativity

Adams, K. (2005). Sources of Innovation and Creativity: A Summary of the Research, National Center on Education and the Economy.

American Creativity Association

Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education

Creative Education Foundation

Creativity at Work

Creativity Based Information Resources (CBIR) Searchable Database

European Association for Creativity & Innovation

Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI)

International Center for Studies in Creativity

Let's Get Serious About Cultivating Creativity

Steven J. Tepper and George D. Kuh in The Chronicle of Higher Education. September 6, 2011

POD-IDEA Learning Note #6 (155 KB PDF)

on IDEA objective, "Developing creative capacities (writing, inventing, designing, performing in art, music, drama, etc.)"  The objective is intended to cover a wide range of creative activity.

Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Rethinking our school systems to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence (Sir Ken Robinson)

Robert Alan Black's Creativity Challenges

Torrance Center for Creativity & Talent Development

Resources in CELT Library

Caine, G., Caine, R. N., & S. Crowell. (1999). Mindshifts. Tucson, AZ: Zephyr Press.

Simpson, J. (1990). Elements of Invention. NY: Macmillan. [coming]

This little book contains dozens of heuristic devices, or ways of getting started in thinking and problem-solving. Best for fields like English, history, social sciences, but also useful for any problem-solving field.

Resources in Parks Library

Journal of Creative Behavior. Parks Library General Collection BF199 A1 J

Lakoff, G. & Johnson, M (1981). Metaphors We Live By. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Rosenwasser, D. & Stephen, J. (2006). Writing Analytically. Boston, MA : Thomson Wadsworth.

Runko, M. A. and Pritzker, S. R., eds. (1999). Encyclopedia of creativity. San Diego: Academic.
REF BF 408 E53x 1999, 2 vols.