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Theory and Practice of Creativity Measurement


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Authors: Eunice Soriano De Alencar, Maria De Fatima Bruno-Faria, Denise De Souza Fleith
Product Code: 1606
ISBN: 978-1-61821-160-6
Pages: 182
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Measures of Creativity: Theory and Practice explores important and fascinating topics related to the assessment of creativity. An introductory chapter provides an overview of numerous measures to assess the multiple dimensions of creativity and addresses the parameters to be considered when evaluating the quality of the available instruments, as well as the steps to be taken in their administration and interpretation. The next six chapters each describe an instrument designed to assess a variable related to creativity, such as obstacles to personal creativity, classroom climate for creativity, creativity in mathematics, and creativity strategies at the work setting. These instruments may be used in the school context or in the workplace for diagnostic purposes and for planning intervention strategies to facilitate the development and expression of the capacity to create. The book offers numerous insights that may be a source of inspiration for researchers in the area, unveiling new possibilities for promotion of creativity.
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by LeoNora M. Cohen
on 5/20/2014
Theory and Practice of Creativity Measurement
As a creativity researcher, this book by three Brazilian women really excited me. I have not seen anything like it on the American market, as the world of creativity research in the USA too often begins and ends with New York and California. There is an excellent review on studies of creativity, varied forms of measurement, and issues related to assessment, clearly written, concise, and authoritative. Included are meticulously-researched creativity assessment instruments (often based on cross-cultural data) on obstacles to personal creativity, classroom climate, measures in mathematics, supportive teaching practices in higher education, work place climate, and a ground-breaking chapter on strategies for creating at work, as well as the theoretical and statistical basis for each instrument. These authors are experts, famous internationally for their research on giftedness, talent, and creativity, with a strong grounding in practice. Their work deserves to become well known in the USA!
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