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The Palgrave Handbook of Creativity and Culture Research

Part of the series Palgrave Studies in Creativity and Culture pp 15-36

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The Four-C Model of Creativity: Culture and Context

  • Max HelfandAffiliated withNeag School of Education, University of Connecticut
  • , James C. KaufmanAffiliated withNeag School of Education, University of Connecticut Email author 
  • , Ronald A. BeghettoAffiliated withNeag School of Education, University of Connecticut

Abstract

In this chapter, we highlight the Four-C Model of creativity, which traces creative development from mini-c (personal creativity) to little-c (everyday creativity) to Pro-c (expert creativity) to Big-C (genius creativity). We highlight the role of culture at each stage of the four C’s and pay particular attention to the transitions between each level of the model. We highlight such concepts as creative metacognition and feedback.