Creativity, Talent and Excellence

  • Ai-Girl Tan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xlviii
  2. Conceptions of Creativity and Cultivating Creativity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Heidrun Stoeger
      Pages 3-11
    3. Alessandro Antonietti, Barbara Colombo
      Pages 13-26
    4. Heinz Neber, Birgit J. Neuhaus
      Pages 43-56
  3. Studies on Creativity and Cultivating Creativity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Paola Pizzingrilli, Stefania Molteni
      Pages 59-73
    3. Anna N. N. Hui, Mavis Wu-jing He, Elaine Suk Ching Liu
      Pages 75-87
    4. Mayumi Oie, Yasuhiko Fujie, Yu Okugawa, Shinichiro Kakihana, Shoko Itaka, Hisashi Uebuchi
      Pages 89-106
    5. Ai-Girl Tan, Tianchang Li, Heinz Neber
      Pages 107-119
    6. Ji Zhou, Jiliang Shen, Detlef Urhahne
      Pages 121-132
  4. Conceptions and Studies on Creativity and Excellence in Organization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Dominika Dej, Meir Shemla, Jürgen Wegge
      Pages 135-151
    3. Meir Shemla, Dominika Dej, Jürgen Wegge
      Pages 153-164
  5. Studies on Educational Excellence

About this book

Introduction

It is broadly accepted that the dynamism of humanity’s responses to our evolving scientific, social and environmental needs depends on our creativity, and this volume reflects the multiplicity of perspectives in the theory and practice of creativity. It examines the central issues that animate the themes of creativity, talent development and excellence in schools and in the workplace, as well as analysing their related socio-cultural activities and processes. Forged in the workshops of a number of conferences and symposia, this collection represents in itself a creative partnership between European and Asian academics. Thus it includes contributions from various cultural and organizational settings, as well as chapters that enhance our conceptual models of creativity in both learning and teaching.

The contributing authors recognize that exploring the nature of creativity necessitates a new paradigm in research and praxis in which integration, collaboration, and the synthesis of knowledge and expertise are key factors. Their chapters detail the results of studies relating to to creativity, talent, school excellence, team and goal setting, innovation and organizational excellence, resilience, self-regulation, and personal epistemology. Clearly defined sections take on discrete aspects of the topic that include a vital assessment of the challenges that lie ahead in fostering the creativity, talent and excellence of the young and in doing so, allowing them to play a positive and innovative role in a variety of social contexts.

Keywords

Academic Competence Academic Excellence Creativity and Innovation Student School Excellence creativity education early talent development

Editors and affiliations

  • Ai-Girl Tan
    • 1
  1. 1.Nanyang Technological UniversityNational Institute of EducationSingaporeSingapore

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-4021-93-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-981-4021-92-0
  • Online ISBN 978-981-4021-93-7
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