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[ Volume 24 Number 2 October 2014 ]
   
   What Can We Know About the Creative Potentials of Teachers and Students? What Can We Hope for in Terms of the Cultivation of Creativity?
  Wan-chi Wong, Huanu Xu, Yin Li and Wu-jing He
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Abstract :
Two Kantian questions “What can we know?” and “For what may we hope?” were raised in the domain of creativity. We started with assessing the creative potentials of Chinese teachers (N = 618) and students (N = 631) using the Test for Creative Thinking – Drawing Production (TCT-DP). TCT-DP scores revealed that the performances of the teachers were less satisfactory than those of the students, which naturally raises concerns about the teachers’ role in fostering creative potential in the school context. A hermeneutical examination of the drawing products, accompanied by a closer look into individual scoring profiles, identified a basis for increased optimism regarding the cultivation of creativity among students and teachers while also raising new issues about the validity of creativity measures. These findings provoke deeper reflections upon the nature of creativity. They also highlight the need to continue searching for a conceptually sound and valid assessment tool and to explore the possibilities of creativity education.

Key words : Creative potentials of teachers and students, Conceptualization of creativity, Assessment of creativity, Creativity education

   

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