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Open Access

Degree Name

Creative Studies, M.S.


International Center for Studies in Creativity


jon Michael Fox

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Jon Michael Fox



Using the Torrance Incubation Model to Assist Parents with Developing Creativity in Their Children

The purpose of this project is to utilize the Torrance Incubation Model (TIM) to create a Creative Guide Book to the city of Buffalo, New York. The project also serves as a medium to deliver information about creativity and the creative thinking skills to the target audience of the Guide Book: parents. One goal of the project is to use the three-part TIM model to assist parents in teaching their children a vital 21st Century skill: creativity. A second objective of the project is to increase the excitement to go to, and motivation to learn about, the cultural and entertainment attractions in the city of Buffalo, New York. The finished product includes ten sample pages of the Guide Book and recommended elements that would need to be included in the completed Guide Book.

Key words: Creativity, Family impact, Thinking skills, Torrance Incubation Model, Creative thinking, Child