This course explores the theoretical foundations and practical applications of studies in creativity; topics include an overview of the leading creativity theorists and their respective methods for studying creativity. The course also highlights the major debates within the field including creativity versus intelligence, extrinsic versus intrinsic motivation, as well as innate versus learned creative ability. A creativity assessment will be administered which is built upon the major characteristics of creative thinkers such as, originality, fluency and flexibility, elaboration resistance to premature closure, and tolerance of ambiguity. The assessment is designed to aid students in understanding and developing their own creativity.
EDU 540 - Foundations of Creativity