For education to be purposeful and meaningful it should be creative. This is now acknowledged by leaders in the field of education. This is so because mere intelligence without the ability to turn it into creative activity would be more or less useless. It is generally lost sight of that creativity is the spring from which a number of disciplines emerge, whether they are medical research, engineering, architecture, automobiles or many others. Creativity has been held to be the source of the best of human inventions. Ideas do erupt, but in the joy of finding the solution, very few remember the time and the agony spent in the throes of creative brooding and thought that brought about the seeming miracle.
This book explains how to unlock the creativity in children to enable them to grow up into responsible citizens of society. Beginning first with a detailed explanation of intelligence and its importance in human endeavour, the chapters include Intelligence, The Struggle for Excellence, Educational Goals—Shifting Emphasis, Nurturance of Multiple Intelligences in Early Childhood, Teaching the Cognitively Talented, A New Theory of Learning for Creativity, Productive Creativity, Creativity—Taking Learning to a Higher Level and Creative Teaching out of the Classroom.
All those connected with education and the imparting of knowledge to children at any level will find this book useful, including educationists, teachers, researchers, psychologists and the general reader interested in the role of education in the growth and development of society.