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Creativity and Intelligence Explorations with Gifted Students
Creativity and Intelligence Explorations with Gifted Students Author:Jacob W Getzels and Philip W Jackson Creativity, like intelligence, is one of the most highly-valued human qualities -- and one of the most elusive. As a systematic inquiry into high creative ability in children and its relationship to high intelligence, this book will have a profound impact not only on the concept of creativity and of the "gifted child" but also on the measurement... more » and evaluation of individual intellectual ability.
The major portion of the book is devoted to a detailed comparison of children who are high in creativity but not concomitantly as high in IQ with children who are high in IQ but not concomitantly as high in creativity. This comparison indicates that creative ability and high IQ are by no means one and the same. Indeed, the authors show that highly creative and highly intelligent children differ significantly with respect to personal values, imaginative productions, career goals, and family background.
Througout the book, empirical findings are related to major theories of thinking and creativity. Case studies are presented showing the various types of highly creative and highly intelligent children, and comparisons are made between children with high scores in creativity and intelligence tests and those with high scores in tests of morality and adjustment. The authors also discuss the implications of their findings for teaching and learning, show how exclusice reliance on IQ tests often prevents recognition of creative ability, and suggest means for correcting this situation. The methods used for measuring and assessing creativity are described in detail in the Appendix.« less