Readings related to creativity and innovation.

Creativity


Abbott, Andrew. (2004). Methods of discovery: Heuristics for the social sciences. NY: Norton.

British Council. (2008). Creativity in the language classroom. Teaching English. Retrieved February 17, 2016, from https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/creativity-language-classroom

Bronson, Po & Merryman, Ashley. (2010, July 10). The creativity crisis. Newsweek.

Cadiergue, Diane. (2015). The science and practice of creativity. Edutopia.
https://www.edutopia.org/blog/changemakers-science-practice-of-creativity-diane-cadiergue

Chua, Roy Yong-Joo & Sheena S. Iyengar. (2008). Creativity as a matter of choice: Prior experience and task instruction as boundary conditions for the positive effect of choice on creativity . Journal of creative behavior, 42(3).

Create Project. (2005). Theory of complexity and creativity . Retrieved May 31, 2005, from http://www.diegm.uniud.it/create/inter.htm

Csikszentmihalyi, Mihalyi. (1996). Chapter 5 from Creativity: Flow and the psychology of discovery and invention. NY: HarperPerennial. ISBN 0-06-017133-2.

Csikszentmihalyi, Mihalyi. (1990). Flow: The psychology of optimal experience--steps toward the quality of life. NY: HarperCollins. ISBN 0-06-092043-2.

Eisner, Elliot W. (2002). The arts and the creation of mind . New Haven: Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-09523-6.
This outstanding book addresses the dynamic relationship between arts-based education and cognitive development. Chapter 1 is especially insightful, and chapters 7 and 8 are especially useful to educators. Chapter 10 provides a concise, itemized summary of the book.

Engel, Susan. (2015, January 26). Joy: A subject schools lack. The Atlantic. Retrieved February 16, 2016, from
http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2015/01/joy-the-subject-schools-lack/384800/

Fehér, Judit. (2008). The essence of creativity. Teaching English. Retrieved February 17, 2016, from http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/essence-creativity


Florida, Richard. (2005). The flight of the creative class: New global competition for talent . NY: HarperCollins. ISBN0-06-075690-X (Video available: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iHwVaPwOnY)



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Goldberg, David Ed. (2007, May 27). Technology visionaries: Qualitative and simplified quantitative modeling for product creation.


Grace, Nancy M., Anderek, Barbara, & Ford, Theresa. (2008). Assessing creative and critical thinking pedagogy in the liberal arts. A Collection of Papers on Self-study & Institutional Improvement, Volume 2: Finding Common Ground: Assessing & Improving Student Learning. North Central Association of Colleges & Schools. Retrieved May 8, 2012, from http://www.thechristcollege.org/upload/docs/Christ%20College/HLCReadingsVolume2.pdf#page=13

Graham, Paul. (2003). Hackers & Painters. Paul Graham. http://www.paulgraham.com/hp.html

Gregoire, Carolyn. (2014, March 4). 18 things highly creative people do differently. Huffington Post. Retrieved March 8, 2014, from
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/04/creativity-habits_n_4859769.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

Hofstadter, Douglas R. (1979). Gödel, Escher, Bach: An eternal golden braid--a metaphorical fugue on minds and machines in the spirit of Lewis Carroll . NY: Basic Books, Inc. ISBN 0-465-02656-7.

Hofstadter, Douglas R. (1985). Chapter 12: Variations on a theme as the crux of creativity . Metamagical themas: Questing for the essence of mind and pattern. NY: Basic Books. (Skip past first page to see the article.)

Hofstadter, Douglas R. (1985). Metamagical themas: Variations on a theme as the essence of imagination. In Metamagical Themas: Questing for the Essence of Mind and Pattern. NY: Basic Books, Inc. Also available: Metamagical themas: Variations on a theme as the essence of imagination.

Ingram, Mathew. (2011, July 19). Does using social media interfere with creativity? Gigaom. Retrieved March 1, 2012, from
http://gigaom.com/2011/07/19/does-using-social-media-interfere-with-creativity/

Johannson, Frans. (2012). The Click Moment. NY: Portfolio Penguin.



Johannson, Frans. (). The Medici Effect.

Jonassen, David. (2003, Spring). Using cognitive tools to represent problems. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 35(3), 362-382. Retrieved January 9, 2008, from http://tinyurl.com/5n35b9

Kaufmann, Scott Barry. (2013, August 19). The real neuroscience of creativity. Retrieved February 19, 2014, from
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/beautiful-minds/2013/08/19/the-real-neuroscience-of-creativity/

Kim, Kyung Hee. (2010, October 18). The decline of creativity in the United States: 5 questions for educational psychologist Kyung Hee Kim. Encyclopedia Brittanica Blog. Retrieved April 9, 2012, from http://www.britannica.com/blogs/2010/10/the-decline-of-creativity-in-the-united-states-5-questions-for-educational-psychologist-kyung-hee-kim/

Creativity v. Critical Thinking

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King, Elizabeth. (2010, May 7). Creativity: What is it anyway? Stay Out of School. Retrieved November 3, 2010, from http://stayoutofschool.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/creativity_1.png

Leadbeater, Charles. (2005). Charles Leadbeater on innovation. TED Talks.




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Lessig, Larry. (2007, March). On laws that choke creativity. TED Talks. (18:59)



Levin, Adina. (2009, October 18). A time for focus, a time for distraction. BookBlog. Retrieved October 19, 2009, from http://www.alevin.com/?p=1821 Considers studies on multitasking from the perspective of what we know about creativity and social technologies and suggests that multitasking may help us to see patterns and unlock creativity.

McCloud, Scott. (1993). Understanding comics: The invisible art. NY: HarperPerennial. ISBN 0-06-097625-X. (Chapter 8).

Michigan State University. (2011, November 2). Video game playing tied to creativity, research shows. ScienceDaily. Retrieved January 28, 2012, from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111102125355.htm

Miron-Spektor, Ella. (2013, October 2). Why conformists are a key to successful innovation. Harvard Business Review. Retrieved October 3, 2013, from
http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/10/why-conformists-are-a-key-to-successful-innovation/

Oliver, Richard. (2003, May 15). Managing creativity . Purposive drift. Retrieved June 29, 2010, from http://www.purposivedrift.net/archives/000011.html

Pappano, Laura. (2014, February 5). Learning to think outside the box: Creativity becomes an academic discipline. The New York Times. Retrieved March 27, 2014, from http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/09/education/edlife/creativity-becomes-an-academic-discipline.html?_r=5

Piirto, Jane. (2004). Understanding creativity. Scottsdale, AZ: Great Potential Press, Inc. ISBN 0-910707-59-6.

Pink, Daniel. (2006). A whole new mind: Why right-brainers will rule the future. NY: Riverhead Books. ISBN 978-1-59448-171-0.

Powell, Jim. (2011, December 29). The genius of "one-percenters" is the amazing command of the obvious. CATO Institute. Retrieved September 19, 2012, from http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/genius-one-percenters-is-their-amazing-command-obvious

Prince, Frank A. (1993). C and the box: A paradigm parable . San Francisco: Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer. ISBN 0-89384-226-5.

Reynolds, Peter H. (2003). The dot. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press. ISBN 978-0-7636-1961-9.

Richards, Ruth (Ed.). (2007). Everyday creativity and new views of human nature: Psychological, social, and spiritual perspectives.
Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. ISBN 978-0-9792125-7-4.

Robinson, Sir Ken. Do schools kill creativity?



Robinson, Sir Ken. (2006). Schools must validate artistic expression . Edutopia. Retrieved June 29, 2010, from http://www.edutopia.org/take-chance-let-them-dance

Schwartz, Katrina. (2014, May 6). On the edge of chaos: Where creativity flourishes. Mind/Shift. Retrieved May 26, 2014, from
http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/05/on-the-edge-of-chaos-where-creativity-flourishes/

Scotti, Dan. (2014, August 14). The psychology behind messy rooms: Why the most creative people flourish in clutter. Elite Daily. Retrieved August 14, 2014, from
http://elitedaily.com/money/entrepreneurship/psychology-behind-messy-rooms-messy-room-may-necessarily-bad-thing/708046/

Seitz, Jay A. (2003). A communitarian approach to creativity. Mind, Culture, and Activity: An International Journal, 10(3), 243-247. Retrieved May 5, 2005, from http://www.york.cuny.edu/~seitz/politicalcreative.pdf

Seitz, Jay A. (2003). A political economy of creativity. Creativity Research Journal, 15(4), 385-392. Retrieved May 5, 2005, from http://www.york.cuny.edu/~seitz/politicreative.pdf

Sloan, Paul. (n.d.). 10 great ways to crush creativity. Lifehack. Retrieved October 4, 2009, from
http://www.lifehack.org/articles/featured/ten-great-ways-to-crush-creativity.html


Stepcase Lifehack. (2009, August 28). 10 great ways to crush creativity . Stepcase Lifehack. Retrieved October 4, 2009, from http://www.lifehack.org/articles/management/ten-great-ways-to-crush-creativity.html

The Daily Beast. (2010, July 10). The creativity crisis. Newsweek.

Theory of complexity and creativity. Retrieved May 31, 2005, from http://www.diegm.uniud.it/create/inter.htm

Weintraub, Annette. (2003, Jan/Feb). Annette Weintraub: Design into art. Graphis. Retrieved March 14, 2008, from http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3992/is_200301/ai_n9174229

Zen and the art of hacking at Everything2.com. Retrieved August 13, 2008 from http://everything2.org/node/1428861

Zuckerberg, Mark. (2012, February 1). Letter from Mark Zuckerberg: The hacker way. CNN Money. Retrieved March 6, 2012, from
http://money.cnn.com/2012/02/01/technology/zuckerberg_ipo_letter/index.htm


Cognition, Representation & Technology


(2011, December 19). Outside context problem. Myosynthesis. Retrieved November 18, 2013, from
http://www.myosynthesis.com/outside-context-problem

Leu Jr, Donald J., Kinzer, Charles K., Coiro, Julie, & Cammack, Dana W. (2004). Toward a theory of new literacies emerging from the Internet and other information and communication technologies. Theoretical models and processes of reading, 5, 1570-1613. Retrieved December 15, 2007, from http://www.readingonline.org/newliteracies/leu/

McLoughlin, Catherine, & Krakowski, Krzysztof. (2001). Technological tools for visual thinking: What does the research tell us? Apple University Consortium Academic and Developers Conference. Retrieved from http://www.auc.edu.au/conf/conf01/downloads/AUC2001_McLoughlin_1.pdf

Mishra, Punya, Spiro, Rand J., & Feltovich, Paul J. (1996). Technology, representation, and cognition: The prefiguring of knowledge in cognitive flexibility hypertexts. In Cognitive Aspects of Electronic Text Processing.

Murphy, Elizabeth. (1997). Characteristics of constructivist learning & teaching. Constructivism: From Philosophy to Practice. Retrieved March 11, 2008, from http:www.stemnet.nf.ca/~elmurphy/emurphy/cle3.html

Prensky, Marc. (2001, October). Digital natives, digital immigrants. On the Horizon, 9(5). NCB University Press. Retrieved March 11, 2008, from http://www.marcprensky.com/writing/Prensky%20-%20Digital%20Natives,%20Digital%20Immigrants%20-%20Part1.pdf

Putnam, Ralph T., & Borko, Hilda. (1997). Chapter 13: Teacher learning: Implications of new views of cognition. In B. J. Biddle, T. L. Godd, & I. F. Goodson (Eds.), International Handbook of Teachers and Teaching (pp. 1223-1296). Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers. Retrieved December 30, 2007,

Spiro, Rand J., Feltovich, Paul J., Jacobson, M.I., & Coulson, R.L. (1991). Cognitive flexibility, constructivism, and hypertext: Random access instruction for advanced knowledge acquisition in ill-structured domains. Educational Technology, pp. 24-33. Retrieved November 24, 2003 from http://www.ilt.columbia.edu/ilt/papers/Spiro.html (Available online: http://phoenix.sce.fct.unl.pt/simposio/Rand_Spiro.htm)

Spiro, Rand J., Feltovich, Paul J., Jacobson, M.I., & Coulson, R.L. (1991). Cognitive flexibility, constructivism, and hypertext: Random access instruction for advanced knowledge acquisition in ill-structured domains. Educational Technology, pp. 24-33. Retrieved November 24, 2003 from http://www.ilt.columbia.edu/ilt/papers/Spiro.html (Summary of key ideas available from:http://www.educ.msu.edu/neweducator/spring02/faculty1.htm)

Thomas, Sue, Joseph, Chris, Laccetti, Jess, Mason, Bruce, Mills, Simon, Perril, Simon, et al. (2007). Transliteracy: Crossing divides. First Monday, 12(12). Retrieved April 12, 2008, from http://www.uic.edu/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/2060/1908

Tognazzini, Bruce. (n.d.). Maximizing the window. AskTog. Retrieved from http://www.asktog.com/columns/000maxscrnsPrintable.html//

Warlick, David. (2005, July 21). More on integrating literacy. 2 Cents Worth: Teaching and Learning in the New Information Landscape. Retrieved March 11, 2008, from http://davidwarlick.com/2cents/archives/97

Wilhelm, Jeff. (2000, March). Literacy by design: Why is all this technology so important anyhow? Voices from the Middle, 7(3), pp. 4-14. An intriguing article that makes a compelling case for why teachers should consider making space for alternative writing places, spaces, and tools in 21st Century classrooms. He also outlines the benefits of using design-based curricula with students. http://mwp.cla.umn.edu/techtraining/wilhelm.pdf Also available at:
http://www.aea11.k12.ia.us/Schrader/plugarticles.htm

Re-envisioning Education


Arnzen, Michael. (2005, August). Shifting the paradigm: Transformative learning theory. Pedablogue. Retrieved February 19, 2009, from http://blogs.setonhill.edu/MikeArnzen/%20010220

Babauta, Leo. (n.d.). Education needs to be turned on its head. Zen Habits. Retrieved November 4, 2010, from
http://zenhabits.net/education-needs-to-be-turned-on-its-head/

Ellsberg, Michael. (2011, October 22). Will dropouts save America?The New York Times. Retrieved March 27, 2012, from http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/23/opinion/sunday/will-dropouts-save-america.html?pagewanted=all

Ferriter, Bill. (2012, January 29). What if schools created a culture of "do" instead of a culture of "know?" The Tempered Radical. Retrieved January 29, 2012, from
http://teacherleaders.typepad.com/the_tempered_radical/2012/01/what-if-schools-created-a-culture-of-do-instead-of-a-culture-of-know.html

Fulgham, Robert. (1989). A bag of possibles and other matters of the mind. Newsweek Special Issue, pp. 88-92.

Jakes, David. (2012, January 29). What if schools created a culture of do instead of a culture of know? The Tempered Radical. Retrieved January 29, 2012, from
http://teacherleaders.typepad.com/the_tempered_radical/2012/01/what-if-schools-created-a-culture-of-do-instead-of-a-culture-of-know.html

(2009, February 10). 25 Random Things Innovative Educators Can Do To Enhance Teaching & Learning The innovative educator.


Social Aspects of Creativity


Benkler, Yochai. (2006). The wealth of networks: How social production transforms markets and freedom. Retrieved March 2, 2009, from http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/wealth_of_networks/Main_Page

Brafman, Ori, & Beckstrom, Rod. (2006). The starfish and the spider: The unstoppable power of leaderless organizations. Retrieved March 2, 2009, from http://www.starfishandspider.com/

Canton, James. (2006). The extreme future: The top trends that will reshape the world for the next 5, 10, and 20 years. NY: Dutton. ISBN 0-525-94938-0.