Over the past 50 years, theory and research on creativity have advanced significantly. These advances can be seen across a number of domains and fields, including business, technology, health care, and design, and the implications for education have been significant. Indeed, scholars now have rich, detailed definitions and conceptions of creativity, considerable knowledge about enhancement of creativity, and comprehensive assessments for use in educational settings. The increased emphasis on creativity in education and the corresponding surge in creativity research have important implications for the definition of creativity and enhancements to creativity.

Scholars agree that a universal definition of creativity needs to encompass more than just the traditional notions of uniqueness and utility, expanding to include ideas such as tangibility, context, and surprise. Furthermore, there are a ...

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