Cognitive and Affective Aspects of Creativity The authors concluded that differentiated activities which are enriched, based on creative thinking, project-based, based on dominant intelligences and content, process, product and learning environment changes can be vital tools in the process of developing effective strategies to teach creativity.
Creativity begins with both the cognitive and affective realm as there is something of a bridge between the cognitive and affective components of creativity. Although the two factors cannot be effectively separated, the balance between the two aspects is subject to some debate when trying to understand what prompts the initiation of creativity. Creativity can be roughly defined as the ability to respond to stimuli in a new way -- to think differently and try new things. Teaching creativity can be a challenging affair since it involves both cognitive and affective learning processes. Although the thought processes are largely cognitive in nature, they are undoubtedly influenced by body language and attitude in any given situation.
One study looked at developing a differentiated approach for teaching mathematics to a group of middle school students as well as using the same differentiated approach to non-gifted students of the same age to help provide insights to the cognitive and affective creativity factors involved in the educational instruction and how they might affect these groups (Altinatas & Ozdemir, 2014). The study found that there was a significant increase in creative thinking skills based on flexibility, fluency, ...
Given the importance of creativity in many environments within the globalized economy, researchers have also pursued the dynamic balance present between these factors from the perspective of the business world. A knowledge of creativity can assist in the development of effective managerial practices in a dynamic organizational context. One study investigated what is referred to as an "affective shift" among 102 employees in different organizational positions. The researchers defined an affective shift as the dynamic movements between positive and negative affect; high creativity results if a person experiences an episode of negative affect that is followed by a decrease in negative affect and an increase in positive affect, a process referred…
The authors concluded that differentiated activities which are enriched, based on creative thinking, project-based, based on dominant intelligences and content, process, product and learning environment changes can be vital tools in the process of developing effective strategies to teach creativity.
The author's study developed measures through which creativity can be determined; this was a process that was not thoroughly strengthened in Stokols et. al.'s study. Operationally defining the creativity variable would enable the authors to at least make a strong claim that what they were actually measuring is creativity in the workplace, rather than just personal stress and/or job satisfaction. Because of the poor operationalization on the expected outcome
Theory vs. Creativity in Design Leaders have a task of moving the organization forward in a fashion that is supported by all stakeholders. After allocating resources to bolster organizational success, leaders must primarily assess and accept the risks related innovation. Innovation includes accepting new management theories to replace the outdated philosophies widely incorporated into an organization's procedures and policies over time (American Evaluation Association, 2004). This study aims to identify, discuss,
Japanese Culture Key Components of Japanese Culture As with every culture, Japanese culture includes a number of elements which make the culture uniquely its own. Japan is a very homogeneous nation whose people place high value on the norms of acceptable behavior. The Japanese value harmony, conformity and predictability. Japanese cultural norms require people to go to great lengths to avoid actions that might disrupt the harmony of the group. Japanese people
This particular program is designed for grades K-8 and is both a reading and a language arts program. This reading program has as a foundation "literacy instruction that stimulates, teaches, and extends the communication and thinking skills that will allow students to become effective readers, writers, communicators, and lifelong learners." The program also uses themes to instruct students. In addition to programs that addressed the needs of beginning students, there
She states, "when people think about analyzing their dreams, they usually think of psychics with crystal balls, dream dictionaries, or lying on a couch while a Freud-like psychologist tells them precisely what their dreams connote…" Indeed, many people claim to know that dreams are important, and some may even try and understand dreams, but they are all too soon forgotten in favor of the worries of the day. However, dreams analysis,
Hinder/Help Downsizing Negatives In recent years, there has been a great deal of downsizing in corporations, businesses and other organizations throughout the United States. According to the two papers noted below, the negative effects of such layoffs cannot be completely eliminated, but they can be helped or reduced moderately through specific actions such as increased communication and counseling and trust- and team-building. Amundson (2004) notes that corporate downsizing has become an important