Creativity in Schools

Les Bell
1982, Vol. 14, No. 2,

Abstract


This article examines attempts which have been made to define creativity. It is argued that creativity is a process rather than a set of discrete skills. This process can be applied in many types of organisations. The social cost incurred in doing this is the creation of certain managerial problems. As a result, creativity in organisations is often narrowly defined. In schools the situation is very different, since creativity can be embodied in the content, method and product of education. It is concluded that even in schools the quality and style of leadership is crucial to the development of an environment in which creativity may flourish.


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