Unlocking creativity in the classroom

Rose Marie De La Cruz-Bechtel, University of Texas at El Paso


Creativity is a process involving skills that can be presented and strengthened in a classroom setting. An overview of various research strands regarding creativity since 1950 is included. The pragmatic approach of Roger von Oech forms the basis for a selection of strategies useful for unlocking and encouraging creative thinking in the 4-8 classroom.

Subject Area

Curriculum development

Recommended Citation

De La Cruz-Bechtel, Rose Marie, "Unlocking creativity in the classroom" (2008). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1461147.