Advertisement

Epilogue: Toward an Integrative Understanding of Creativity, Talent, and Excellence

  • Ai-Girl TanEmail author
Chapter

Abstract

In this chapter of epilogue, we shall reflect upon the intent of a book on creativity, talent, and excellence. Do the contents of the book chapters represent the contemporary understanding of creativity, talent, and excellence? Does it represent a new direction of knowledge innovation in the fields of creativity, talent, and excellence?

Keywords

Book Chapter Gifted Student Human Creativity Internal Plan Talent Development 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

References

  1. Aagaard-Hansen, J. (2007). The challenges of cross-disciplinary research. Social Epistemology, 21(4), 425–438.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Amabile, T. (1983). The social psychology of creativity: A componential conceptualization. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 45(2), 357–376.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Bandura, A. (1986). Social foundations of thought and action: A social cognitive theory. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.Google Scholar
  4. Bronfenbrenner, U. (1979). The ecology of human development. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.Google Scholar
  5. Bruner, J. (1996). The culture of education. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.Google Scholar
  6. Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1996). Creativity: Flow and the psychology of discovery and invention. New York: Harper Perennial.Google Scholar
  7. Frankl, V. (1984). Man’s search for meaning. New York: Washington Square Press.Google Scholar
  8. Fredrickson, B. (1998). What good are positive emotions? Review of General Psychology, 2(3), 300–319.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Hakkarainen, P. (2008). Scientific approach to the psychology of creativity? Journal of Russian and East European Psychology, 46(3), 3–16.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. Iakovlena, E. L. (2003). Emotional mechanisms underlying personal and creative development. Journal of Russian and East European Psychology, 41(6), 92–100.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. Kravtsov, G. G., & Kravtsova, E. E. (2010). Play in L.S. Vygotsky’s nonclassical psychology. Journal of Russian and East European Psychology, 48(4), 25–41.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. Lindqvist, G. (2003). Vygotsky’s theory of creativity. Creativity Research Journal, 15(2–3), 245–251.Google Scholar
  13. Nilsson, M. E. (2010). Creative pedagogy of play – The work of Gunilla Lindqvist. Mind, Culture and Activity, 17, 14–23.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. Piaget, J. (1985). The equilibration of cognitive structures: The central problem of intellectual development. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.Google Scholar
  15. Ponomarev, I. A. (2008). Prospects for the development of the psychology of creativity I. Journal of Russian and East European Psychology, 46(3), 17–93.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. Rogers, C. (1961). On becoming a person: A therapist’s view of psychotherapy. London: Constabe.Google Scholar
  17. Ushakov, D. V. (2007). Languages of the psychology of creativity. Journal of Russian and East European Psychology, 45(6), 8–93.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  18. VanTassel-Baska, J. (1997). Excellence as a standard for all education. Roeper Review, 20(1), 9–13.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. VanTassel-Baska, J. (2005). Gifted programs and services: What are the non-negotiables? Theory Into Practice, 44(2), 90–97.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  20. VanTassel-Baska, J., Feng, X. A., & de Brux, E. (2007). A study of identification and achievement profiles of performance task-identified gifted students over 6 years. Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 31(1), 7–34.Google Scholar
  21. VanTassel-Baska, J., & Stambaugh, T. (2006). Project Athena: A pathway to advanced literacy development for children of poverty. Gifted Child Today, 29(2), 59–63.Google Scholar
  22. Von-Bertalanffy, L. (1972). The history and state of general systems theory. Academy of Management Journal, 15(4), 407–426.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  23. Vygotsky, L. (1926). Educational psychology. Boca Raton, FL: St Lucie Press.Google Scholar
  24. Vygotsky, L. (1933). Play and its role in mental development. Voprosy Psikhologii, 6 (www.marxist.org).
  25. Vygotsky, L. (2004). Imagination and creativity in childhood. Journal of Russian and East European Psychology, 42(1), 7–97.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Institute of EducationNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore

Personalised recommendations