Teaching Creatively and Teaching Creativity

  • Mary Banks Gregerson
  • James C. Kaufman
  • Heather T. Snyder

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction: Teaching Teachers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Magdalena G. Grohman, Krzysztof J. Szmidt
      Pages 15-35
    3. Melinda A. Meyer, M. Holly Nowak, Lora Homan Zill, J. Camille Dempsey, Janyce J. Hyatt, Rosemary A. Omniewski et al.
      Pages 37-50
  3. Teaching Creatively

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Leonard A. Annetta, Shawn Y. Holmes, David Vallett, Matthew Fee, Rebecca Cheng, Richard Lamb
      Pages 53-62
    3. David L. Shapiro, Lenore E. A. Walker
      Pages 101-115
  4. Teaching Creativity

  5. Conclusion: Creative Teaching of Creativity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Dean Keith Simonton
      Pages 185-191
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 193-198

About this book


Teaching Creatively and Teaching Creativity
Mary Banks Gregerson, Heather T. Snyder, and James C. Kaufman, editors

In this age of standardized testing, No Child Left Behind, and the race to keep up with other nations, some may question whether creativity should be taught in the schools. Indeed, many may doubt that creativity can be taught at all--that either a student has it, or not. The contributors to Teaching Creatively and Teaching Creativity address these issues with innovative flair, offering an engaging user's manual for inventive pedagogy. Recognizing that creativity is a core attribute of being competitive, the book illustrates creative teaching in all its possibilities--in developing curricula, in designing assignments, and hands-on in the classroom. Examples span the grade levels from K to graduate, and the disciplines, including psychology, music, science, art, and forensics. The result: a creative continuum as educators enhance their own creativity and unleash that of their students. Included in the coverage: 

  • Facilitating creativity in the classroom: professional development for K-12 instructors.
  • Shaping creative attitudes in teachers and students.
  • Cognitive aspects of learning: science learning through serious educational games.
  • The global reach of creative lifelong learning skills for graduate, law, and medical students.
  • Teaching for creativity in the micro-moment.
  • Creative ideas for actualizing student potential.

Teaching Creatively and Teaching Creativity is an inspiring volume that will spark the imaginations of preschool teachers, K-12 educators, and professors in psychology, education, and other disciplines looking for ways to teach innovatively and advance creativity in their students. Undergraduate and graduate students planning teaching careers will also find it of interest.


Creative entertainment Creative science Creativity in the classroom Motivation and Education New directions in teaching Teaching and creativity educational game development educational lifespan psychology of pedagogy

Editors and affiliations

  • Mary Banks Gregerson
    • 1
  • James C. Kaufman
    • 2
  • Heather T. Snyder
    • 3
  1. 1.LeavenworthUSA
  2. 2., Department of PsychologyCalifornia State UniversitySan BernardinoUSA
  3. 3., Department of PsychologyEdinboro University of PennsylvaniaEdinboroUSA

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