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U NCOV E R & U NL E AS H STU DENTS' C R EATIV E POTENTIAL

earning only moderate grades have
outstanding creative potentials that
are not apparent in their schoolwork,
indicating that grades are not at all
correlated with creativity. If educators
look for creative potential, they will
see hidden talents in students who are
only earning moderate, or even low,
grades. Clearly, the ideal is to help
students to fulfill and express their
creative potential while learning what
the curriculum is designed to convey.
This is one way that the educational
system needs to strike a balance, with
both creative and academic talents
appreciated and nurtured.

Creativity as a Process
It is best to look at creativity as
requiring an iterative, multistage
process. The new arts standards outline
the creative process as create, present,
respond, and connect. While these
stages are intentionally represented
by action verbs that emphasize a
process approach, they each avoid a
reliance on creative outcomes, which
are the result of the creative process
but not necessarily indicative of the
effort students invest in the process.
Nor is the outcome indicative of how
well individual students do in the
different stages of the creative process.
A student could do well in identifying
worthwhile tasks or problems, and
having good ideas about them, but
might need assistance with other
stages-for example, presenting his
or her rationale or implementing the
idea. This student could be excelling
in creative thought but, if only the
end result is recognized, much of the
creative effort will not be appreciated.
Outcomes are not indicative of the
underlying process.
Risk is a part of creativity, just as it is
a part of any investment. The risk in
the classroom occurs because creative
ideas are original, and thus they are
not easy to predict. An educator may
pose a question and expect responses
based on the current curriculum, but
out of the blue a highly creative but
unexpected idea is suggested by a
student. Any time activities are open

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