Learning and creativity

By George Roeper

Original Publication Date: December 11, 1962

George was particularly interested in the differences between intelligence and creativity – how they overlapped, how they differed, and how they could be cultivated.  As someone whose primary interest was finding ways to make the world a better place, he believed that divergent, creative thinkers were key to finding new solutions to old problems. In this 1962 presentation to the school community, he discussed his thinking on the subject, which ranged from the findings of new research into creativity to the challenges divergent thinkers present to teachers in the classroom.