Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Creative ability in children; Creative ability in adolescence; Child psychology; Adolescent psychology;
Creativity may contribute to student success in each of ASCA's key areas of student development: career, academic, and personal-social. However, the wide range of theoretical constructs of creativity may impede school counselors seeking methods for supporting creative development. This literature review explores various definitions of creativity and suggests a recently proposed developmental model may be most useful to school counselors in conceptualizing all students as creative and capable of growth. Using this model, the paper examines research into factors influencing creativity, including personality, self-efficacy, appropriate feedback, the perception of judgment, mood and affect, and motivation, and suggests practical ways school counselors can help shape the school environment to encourage creativity.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
Linda J. Nebbe
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©2009 Amy M. Anderson
Anderson, Amy M., "Promoting the development of creativity in students" (2009). Graduate Research Papers. 277.