Provides a solid, foundational understanding of creativity that enables readers to elicit creative performance from their students.
The first book of its kind in the school library field, The Creative Imperative: School Librarians and Teachers Cultivating Curiosity Together assists educators, school librarians, school counselors, and parents in learning about creativity and inquiry as well as how to foster these desired processes in school settings and beyond. The work begins by addressing the foundational aspects of creativity, and then discusses creativity within the educational setting, exploring how educators can be more creative themselves and coax creative performance from their students. The final part of the text focuses specifically on school libraries and the role of librarians in developing environments and opportunities for inquiry that nurture creativity.
• Presents unique content from prominent, expert authors on the contemporary topic of fostering creativity
• Challenges current practices in the quest to foster creative thinking
• Provides access to additional resources for reader follow-up
• Supplies practical how-tos for practitioners
Application of Standards
Habits of Mind to Encourage Creativity
Research on Creativity
Strategies for Fostering Creativity