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Creativity, Wisdom, and Trusteeship

Creativity, Wisdom, and Trusteeship
Exploring the Role of Education

© 2008 | 200 pages | Corwin
Creativity and wisdom as fields of scholarship and as they relate to classroom practice are the focus of this important new volume from Anna Craft, Howard Gardner, Guy Claxton, and their coauthors Mihaly Csikzsentmihalyi, William Damon, David Henry Feldman, Helen Haste, David Perkins, Dean Keith Simonton, Robert Sternberg, and others.

This distinguished group of educators and scholars examine the topic within its social and cultural context; within the context of cognitive psychology and the neurosciences; and within the context of what it means to do work that is both excellent and ethical within the professions, most importantly as educators.

This thought-provoking volume will be essential reading for all members of the educational community in the US, the UK, and elsewhere.

About the Editors
About the Contributors
Anna Craft, Howard Gardner, Guy Claxton
1. Nurturing Creativity, Wisdom, and Trusteeship in Education: A Collective Debate
Part One: Stimulus Chapters on Creativity, Wisdom, and Trusteeship
Anna Craft
2. Tensions in Creativity and Education: Enter Wisdom and Trusteeship?
Guy Claxton
3. Wisdom: Advanced Creativity?
Howard Gardner
4. Creativity, Wisdom, and Trusteeship
Part Two: Response Chapters on Creativity, Wisdom, and Trusteeship
Dean Keith Simonton
5. Creative Wisdom: Similarities, Contrasts, Integration, and Application
David Henry Feldman
6. Creativity and Wisdom: Are They Incompatible?
Jonathan Rowson
7. How Are We Disposed to Be Creative?
Helen Haste
8. Good Thinking: The Creative and Competent Mind
Patrick Dillon
9. Creativity, Wisdom, and Trusteeship: Niches of Cultural Production
Hans Henrik Knoop
10. Wise Creativity and Creative Wisdom
Christopher Bannerman
11. Creativity and Wisdom
Robert J. Sternberg
12. Leadership as a Basis for the Education of Our Children
Dave Trotman
13. Liberating the Wise Educator: Cultivating Professional Judgment in Educational Practice
Part Three: Synthesizing Creativity, Wisdom, and Trusteeship
Guy Claxton, Anna Craft, Howard Gardner
14. Concluding Thoughts: Good Thinking — Education for Wise Creativity

"The contributors' thoughts about the importance of a disciplinary framework as a necessary foundation for building greater creative and intuitive insight are so true. Their examples of the artist’s performance as being an 'interplay between the intuitive and the conscious' are wonderful. I also appreciated the discussions on the importance of collegial work and empathy."

Lynn Erickson, Educational Consultant
Author of Stirring the Heart, Head, and Soul

"The book is rich in ideas and scholarship. Its diversity of perspectives is also a strength."

Jack Miller, Professor
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto

"Especially in today's 'teach-to-the-test' climate, do we ever need a book on the subject of wisdom and creativity! This is a relatively rare and essential title. Our focus as educators (and citizens) would be enriched by such a book."

Robert Di Giulio, Professor
Johnson State College

"The book focuses on very significant issues of our time. It teaches us lessons about ourselves as a society and a culture that we need to heed. The ideas presented are well corroborated by work in widely different fields of scholarship, giving them solid credibility."

Ruth Thomas, Professor
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

"The book reveals some superb thinking about complex ideas. It offers the valuable tension of differing perspectives, and its contributions successfully and elegantly bridge the chasm between theory and practice."

Geoffrey Caine, Educational Consultant
Caine LLC

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