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              Explaining Creativity: The Science of Human Innovation

              Explaining Creativity: The Science of Human Innovation (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

              By Sawyer, R. Keith

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              Explaining Creativity is an accessible introduction to the latest scientific research on creativity. The book summarizes and integrates a broad range of research in psychology and related scientific fields. In the last 40 years, psychologists, anthropologists, and sociologists ha...ve devoted increased attention to creativity; we now know more about creativity than at any point in history. Explaining Creativity considers not only arts like painting and writing, but also science, stage performance, business innovation, and creativity in everyday life. Sawyer's approach is interdisciplinary. In addition to examining psychological studies on creativity, he draws on anthropologists' research on creativity in non-Western cultures, sociologists' research on the situations, contexts, and networks of creative activity, and cognitive neuroscientists' studies of the brain. He moves beyond the individual to consider the social and cultural contexts of creativity, including the role of collaboration in the creative process.
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              ISBN 9780199737574
              Released NZ 23 Feb 2012
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S2)
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Group Creativity: Music, Theater, Collaboration

              Group Creativity: Music, Theater, Collaboration (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Sawyer, R. Keith

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              In all groups, creativity and collaboration are essential. And perhaps the most creative collaborating groups are music and theatre ensembles. This title draws on studies of performing ensembles to provide insights into all group creativity.

              ISBN 9780805844368
              Released NZ 1 Apr 2003
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Pretend Play As Improvisation: Conversation in the Preschool Classroom
               

              Pretend Play As Improvisation: Conversation in the Preschool Classroom (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Sawyer, R. Keith

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              Everyday conversations including gossip, boasting, flirting, teasing, and informative discussions are highly creative, improvised interactions. Children's play is also an important, often improvisational activity. One of the most improvisational games among 3- to 5-year-old child...ren is social pretend play --also called fantasy play, sociodramatic play, or role play. Children's imaginations have free reign during pretend play. Conversations in these play episodes are far more improvisational than the average adult conversation. Because pretend play occurs in a dramatized, fantasy world, it is less constrained by social and physical reality. This book adds to our understanding of preschoolers' pretend play by examining it in the context of a theory of improvisational performance genres. This theory, derived from in-depth analyses of the implicit and explicit rules of theatrical improvisation, proves to generalize to pretend play as well. The two genres share several characteristics: * There is no script; they are created in the moment. * There are loose outlines of structure which guide the performance. * They are collective; no one person decides what will happen. Because group improvisational genres are collective and unscripted, improvisational creativity is a collective social process. The pretend play literature states that this improvisational behavior is most prevalent during the same years that many other social and cognitive skills are developing. Children between the ages of 3 and 5 begin to develop representations of their own and others' mental states as well as learn to represent and construct narratives. Freudian psychologists and other personality theorists have identified these years as critical in the development of the personality. The author believes that if we can demonstrate that children's improvisational abilities develop during these years--and that their fantasy improvisations become more complex and creative--it might suggest that these socia
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              ISBN 9781138995260
              Released NZ 20 Jan 2016
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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              Creativity and Development
               

              Creativity and Development (Paperback)

              By Sawyer, R. Keith; John-Steiner, Vera; Moran, Seana; Sternberg, Robert J.; Feldman, David Henry

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              What is creativity, and where does it come from? Creativity and Development explores the connections and tensions among creativity research and developmental psychology, two fields that, for a long time, have largely progressed independently of each other.

              ISBN 9780195149005
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2003
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Counterpoints: Cognition, Memory, and Language
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              Pretend Play As Improvisation: Conversation in the Preschool Classroom
               

              Pretend Play As Improvisation: Conversation in the Preschool Classroom (Hardback)

              By Sawyer, R. Keith

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              Examines preschoolers' pretend play in the context of a theory of improvisational performance genres. The text argues that the social skills gained from improvisation are linked to the child's developing ability to improvise with other creative performers.

              ISBN 9780805821192
              Released NZ 1 Jan 1997
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Group Creativity: Music, Theater, Collaboration
               

              Group Creativity: Music, Theater, Collaboration (Hardback)

              By Sawyer, R. Keith

              • RRP: $165.00
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              In all groups, creativity and collaboration are essential. And perhaps the most creative collaborating groups are music and theatre ensembles. This title draws on studies of performing ensembles to provide insights into all group creativity.

              ISBN 9780805844351
              Released NZ 1 Apr 2003
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Structure and Improvisation in Creative Teaching
               

              Structure and Improvisation in Creative Teaching (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Sawyer, R. Keith

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              This book draws on studies of creative, improvised performance to identify practical advice for teachers who wish to become more creative professionals.

              ISBN 9780521746328
              Released NZ 27 Jun 2011
              Publisher Cambridge University Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Reflections on the Learning Sciences
               

              Reflections on the Learning Sciences (Hardback)

              Edited by Evans, Michael A. W.; Packer, Martin J.; Sawyer, R. Keith

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              This volume presents historical and critical analyses of the emerging field of the learning sciences from both established and up-and-coming scholars.

              ISBN 9781107070158
              Released NZ 4 Feb 2016
              Publisher Cambridge University Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Current Perspectives in Social and Behavioral Sciences
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              Structure and Improvisation in Creative Teaching
               

              Structure and Improvisation in Creative Teaching (Hardback)

              Edited by Sawyer, R. Keith

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              This book draws on studies of creative, improvised performance to identify practical advice for teachers who wish to become more creative professionals.

              ISBN 9780521762519
              Released NZ 27 Jun 2011
              Publisher Cambridge University Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Social Emergence: Societies As Complex Systems
               

              Social Emergence: Societies As Complex Systems (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Sawyer, R. Keith

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              Argues that societies are complex dynamical sytems that can be understood through the concept of emergence.

              ISBN 9780521606370
              Released NZ 4 Jan 2006
              Publisher Cambridge University Press
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