Date of Award
Dissertation in Practice
Curriculum and Instruction
Norma L. Hafenstein
Mary Kay Delaney
Art, Creatively gifted, Creativity, Gifted, Multicultural, The arts
Multicultural Perceptions of Creativity examined perceptions of creativity among eight creatively gifted adults from diverse backgrounds who have a profession in an arts related field. This study examined what the phenomenon of creativity is and how it is experienced. The beliefs that inform perceptions of creativity were explored. The experiences that inform perceptions of creativity were described. The interactions among beliefs and experiences were considered. The data collected revealed that creativity is an instinct that each person possesses and can activate within themselves. Creativity can be nurtured based on environment and through personal, educational, professional, and cultural experiences. Creativity involves responding to the world around you and sharing your experiences with others. This study revealed that K-12 students need more access to the arts, opportunities to demonstrate learning through multiple representations, access to teachers of color, and identification and programming for creatively gifted students.
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Winterbrook, Abby Noel, "Multicultural Perceptions of Creativity" (2022). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2158.
Received from ProQuest
Abby Noel Winterbrook
Education, Art education, Gifted education
Art Education Commons, Elementary Education Commons, Gifted Education Commons, Secondary Education Commons