Creative thinking in schools: Finding the "Just Right" challenge for students
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Spurred on by explosive technological developments and unprecedented access to information, leaders in the fields of business, industry, and education are all calling for creative, innovative workers. In an atmosphere of high-stakes testing and global competitiveness, educators around the world are examining their teaching methods to determine best practices for producing learning environments that develop and nurture creativity, characterized by divergent thinking, innovative solutions to problems, and fresh, new ideas. In light of their responsibilities to teach an ever-expanding knowledge base, how can school personnel also foster creative thinking in students?