SCIENTIFIC CREATIVITY IN SCIENCE EDUCATION

TitleSCIENTIFIC CREATIVITY IN SCIENCE EDUCATION
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsPark, J
JournalJournal of Baltic Science Education
Volume10
Issue3
Start Page144-145
Date PublishedSeptember/2011
Type of ArticleEditorial
ISSN1648-3898
Other NumbersICID: 963599
Keywordsanalogical thinking, science education, scientific creativity
Abstract

Divergent thinking, which indicates the capacity to generate multiple alternatives or solutions, received attention as a component of creative thinking after the “Sputnik shock” of the late 1950s. Since then, numerous special programs for fostering creativity in convergent, critical, associational or analogical thinking have been developed. As a result, an article in 1993 reported that there were about 250 programs for improving creativity, and in 1998, a researcher classified various teaching strategies used in the programs into 170 types.
Therefore, I with my colleagues have recently started to develop a new model called the ‘small-scale iterative experiences for teaching scientific creativity’. The following studies will focus on finding alternative ways to incorporate this model into the ordinary science curriculum, and to measure the effectiveness of these methods in improving creativity. Furthermore, we will strive for an additional proof that these ways of creative thinking are still in contact with the nature of learning science in understanding scientific knowledge, conducting scientific inquiry, as well as in nourishing scientific thinking. On a final note, I hope I have inspired a healthy curiosity on the subject matter of scientific creativity, for more authentic science teaching and learning experiences to come with many science educators.

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