Case Studies




Creativity and Learning Resources


Kahn, T. M. (2007) Towards a Creative Thinking & Innovation Pavilion for a Virtual Museum of the Future: Synectics, "Everywhere," and . . . ?, NMC Virtual Symposium on Creativity in Second Life. August 12-18, 2007.

Web Links, Blogs, etc.

Synectics: Wikipedia

Barry Mallis, The Organizational Trainer


Gordon W. J. J. (1961). Synectics: The Development of Creative Capacity. New York: Collier Books.

Gordon, W. J. J. with Poze, T. (1971) The Metaphorical Way of Learning and Knowing. Porpoise Books.

Gordon. W. J. J. (1972). Practice in Synectics Problem-Solving. Porpoise Books.

Prince, George M. (1970), The Practice of Creativity: A Manual for Dynamic Group Problem-Solving. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co.

Note: Many other books and resources on creativity by George Prince are on his web site at: http://www.georgemprince.com/booksarticles.htm

Articles and Technical Reports

Jimenez, Jacques (1975). Synectics: A Technique for Creative Learning. ERIC #EJ114909.


Caspi. M. D. (1977). Everywhere: A Creative Self-Education Approach. Interchange (Journal
of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education), 7, 4, Summer, 1977.


Amabile, Teresa (1996, 1983). Creativity in Context: Update to the Social Psychology of Creativity. Westview Press.

Berg, Rick (2000). Social Constructions of Creativity in a Middle School Math Classroom. Unpublished Paper. Stanford, CA.

Bass, Saul (1967). Why Man Creates. Pyramid Films/Pyramid Media.

Covington, M.; Crutchfield, R. S., Davies, L. & Olton, R. M. The Productive Thinking Program: A Course in Learning to Think. Charles E. Merrill
(Bell & Howell), 1972.

Creativity: Wikipedia

Csikszentmihaly, Mihalyi (1997). Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention. New York: Harper Perennial.

de Bono, Edward (1993) Serious Creativity: Using the Power of Lateral Thinking to Create New Ideas.

de Bono, Edward (1973). Lateral Thinking: Creativity Step by Step. New York: Perennial Library.

Gardner, H. (2007). Five Minds for the Future. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Business School Press.

Gardner, H. (1993). Creating Minds: An Anatomy of Creativity as Seen Through the Lives of Freud, Einstein, Picasso...New York: Basic Books.

Guilford, J. P. & Hoepfner, R. (1971). The Analysis of Intelligence, New York: McGraw-Hill.

Guilford, J. P. (1967). The Nature of Human Intelligence. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Guilford, J. P. (1950). Creativity, American Psychologist (American Psychological Association), 5, 444-454.

Kahn, T. M. (1999). Designing Virtual Communities for Creativity and Learning. Edutopia (web site of The George Lucas Educational Foundation).

Kahn, T. M. (1987, 1991). Learning to Create. In K. Hooper Woosey (Ed.) Full Spectrum Learning. Apple Multimedia Lab Conference Report. Cupertino, CA: Apple Computer.

Koestler, Arthur (1964). The Act of Creation. New York: Macmillan.

Moyers, Bill (1982). Creativity with Bill Moyers. PBS TV series and book.

Perkins, D. N. (1981). The Mind's Best Work. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Sawyer, K. (2007). Group Genius: The Creative Power of Collaboration. New York: Basic Books.

Stein, Morris (1975). Stimulating Creativity: Volume 2: Group Procedures. New York: Wiley.

Sternberg, Robert J. (2003. Wisdom, Intelligence and Creativity Synthesized. Cambridge, U,K.: Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, Robert J. (1997). Successful Intelligence: How Practical and Creative Intelligence Determine Success in Life. New York: Plume Books (Penguin).

Tapscott, Don. & Williams, Anthony D. (2006). Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything. New York: Portfolio (Penguin).

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