What Education Can Do to Develop Creative Behavior
12th Creative Problem Solving Institute 1966, June 28
Topic: What Education Can Do to Develop Creative Behavior
- Announcements by Dr. Sidney Parnes
- “Research on Development of Creating Behavior in Schools in New York State” by Dr. Sidney Parnes
- “Research on Development of Creative Behavior in Schools around the Nation” by Dr. Frank Williams
- “Need for Further Educational Engineering to Apply Research Findings” by Dr. Calvin Taylor
- Panel received questions from the audience at end of program; operator unable to pick up questions on the tape.
Dr. Parnes described a 6th grade program where detective stories are used to encourage creative problem solving. He also spoke of a high school where programmed learning texts are used. These texts contain gum and candy as reinforcement.
Dr. Williams describes a program involving teachers as he feels that teachers must know how to instill creative productive thinking in students. His training session for teachers is based on four points
- Teachers out of regular environment
- Share ideas & communicate on teaching methods
- Disseminate materials
- These project schools become studies for other schools
Dr. Taylor spoke on the lag time between research findings and educational change -- he felt that at present it is infinite. He fills that what we are doing is establishing the same basic educational systems but with more money.
Alex Osborn Creative Studies Collection
Archives & Special Collections Department, E. H. Butler Library
"What Education Can Do to Develop Creative Behavior." Alex Osborn Creative Studies Collection. Archives & Special Collections Department, E. H. Butler Library, SUNY Buffalo State.