CREATIVITY: THE SHOW MUST GO ON
Maciej Karwowski
Academy of Special Education, Poland
Janina Uszyńska-Jarmoc
University of Bialystok, Poland

ABSTRACT
In this opening editorial to the new peer-reviewed journal entitled "Creativity: Theories-Research-Applications," we present our vision, mission and the philosophy of the new journal in the field of creativity studies. As creativity researchers and editors, we start with identifying several gaps in existing creativity literature and propose how new journal could fill them. We conclude with an invitation to scholars worldwide to participate in the creation of this new, fascinating project.
Keywords: creativity literature, paradigms in creativity research, education for creativity,

 

 

BIG-C RESEARCH – BIG CHALLENGE? REFLECTIONS FROM RESEARCH INTO EMINENT CREATIVITY IN LIGHT OF THE INVESTMENT THEORY OF CREATIVITY
Izabela Lebuda
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Department of Educational Sciences
Academy of Special Education
40 Szczesliwicka St., 02-353 Warsaw, Poland
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Article history
Received 28 February 2014
Received in revised form 6 June 2014
Accepted 6 June 2014

ABSTRACT
In this article, based on personal experience, I present the challenges , associated with the study of eminent creativity (Big-C creativity) in light of the investment theory of creativity (Sternberg & Lubart, 1991, 1996). I point out the difficulties and costs (obstacles specific to this area of research) that the researcher needs to take into consideration and I try to determine the potential profits (as publications in leading journals) associated with the decision to explore this field. Reflections and impressions related to conducting a research project about eminent creativity are complemented by statements from professional art critics, renowned Polish artists, excerpts from correspondence with prominent artists, their managers, and researchers of eminent creativity, and a comparison of publications devoted to potential and realized creativity in four leading creativity journals. Based on the analyses of this diverse information, studying eminent creativity seems to be a risky investment, requiring specific research efforts while giving uncertain profits in the form of publication of the results.
Keywords: eminent creativity, investment theory of creativity, methodology

LIMITATIONS IN THE WORK OF POLISH TEACHERS: REPORT OF RESEARCH

Aleksandra Chmielińska

Monika Modrzejewska-Świgulska

University of Łódź

 

ABSTRACT

The aim of this article is to present diagnostic research from 42 teaching teams in Polish schools. School reality is analysed in four areas of diagnosis: resources, difficulties, motivation and concerns. The authors analyse the barriers in teachers’ work, from the point of view of innovative approach/ task limitations in particular. They quote qualitative data sources, i.e. direct statements from practitioners / teachers and report their subjective experiences.

Keywords: limitations in teachers’ work, limitations in innovation in schools, state diagnosis

THE CREATIVE DIDACTIC ACTIVITY OF OUTSTANDING ARTISTS, GRAPHIC ARTS TEACHERS IN POLAND

Anna Boguszewska

Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Poland

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ABSTRACT

This study is of a historical nature, representing an attempt to reconstruct the educational work of several outstanding Polish creators of artistic and applied graphics. It is assumed that the teaching work characterized by an artist’s attitude to the student in the Master-disciple relationship, supported by the example of the Master's own work, results in the development of the student’s creative aptitude. The article presents, of necessity in a fragmentary manner, the teaching work (and students' opinions) of artists, who – in respecting their students' individuality and creating an atmosphere of benevolence and esteem - supported the development of their talents. The profiles of selected artists are presented, including: W. Skoczylas, E. Bartłomiejczyk, H. Tomaszewski and J. M. Szancer in an attempt to demonstrate that these outstanding artistic personalities, were, as it turns out, also eminent teachers in the Polish artistic education movement of the twentieth century.

Keywords: creativity, teacher, artistic education

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