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Open Access

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Creative Studies, M.S.


International Center for Studies in Creativity

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This project explores the curricular development of the Creativity Domain fromthe perspective of Dr. Mary Murdock in a series of informal discussions and video clips with me. We discuss some of the curriculum highlights and processes that she has worked with from her time as a graduate assistant in Georgia to her tenure at Buffalo State College. The recordings have been created in a documentary format as pod casts as Dr. Murdock discusses the domain of creativity, curriculum and methodology of the delivery of theory and the processes inherent. The intent has been to dig deeper into several key process areas (socio drama, Creative Problem Solving, Torrance Incubation Model, Thinking Skills Model) with the audio interview recordings reflecting the passion and highlights of Dr. Murdock’s pedagogical interests, pursuits and strengths. The final portion of the collection includes an audio interview and video excerpt on the TIM and a presentation of Dr. Murdock’s living creativity garden at her home, created by Dr. Susan Keller-Mathers. The focus of interest is on the academic curricular aspect and the organic nature of creativity and not the facilitative model.