Creativity research: implications for teaching, learning and thinking

Mary Jane Petrowski (Mary Jane Petrowski ( is Head of Library Instruction, Case Library, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, USA. She gave the keynote address at the LOEX‐of‐the‐West 2000 conference.)

Reference Services Review

ISSN: 0090-7324

Publication date: 1 December 2000


Creativity has become a hot topic in academic circles, although it has only recently gained credibility as a legitimate subject for research. This paper highlights findings from a variety of research approaches (including psychometrics, cognitive psychology, historiometrics, biology, and contextual studies) with relevance to teaching and learning. Special emphasis is placed on ways to frame research as a creative endeavor.



Petrowski, M. (2000), "Creativity research: implications for teaching, learning and thinking", Reference Services Review, Vol. 28 No. 4, pp. 304-312.

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