Creativity in Workforce Development and Innovation: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Creativity in Workforce Development and Innovation: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Sally Blake (Flagler College, USA) and Candice M. Burkett (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA)
Release Date: November, 2017|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 152
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-4952-9
ISBN13: 9781522549529|ISBN10: 1522549528|EISBN13: 9781522549536
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Description & Coverage
Description:

Though creativity is considered an asset in the modern business world, it is currently not being promoted in educational programs. Developing, supporting, and sustaining creativity in individuals will shape the future of business and enrich the incoming workforce.

Creativity in Workforce Development and Innovation: Emerging Research and Opportunities presents the latest scholarly research on the importance of creativity in this era of growing complexity and rapid change. Including relevant research on development and sustainability of creativity within businesses, this unique source provides coverage in areas such as teacher preparation, global workforce, and cognitive studies. This book is an important resource for educators, professionals, and students seeking current research on the best options for promoting creativity in education and the modern workforce.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Cognitive Studies
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Demographic Factors
  • Global Workforce
  • Metacognition
  • Neuroscience
  • Teacher Preparation
  • Workplace Creativity
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Sally Blake is a Professor at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida. Sally has been the PI on more than $600,000 dollars of Eisenhower funds and $700,000 of NASA funds for teacher training and professional development. Sally Blake was the Director and Co-PI of the NSF sponsored Partnership for Excellence in Teacher Education (PETE) and the Noyce Scholarship program at the University of Texas at El Paso. She was also a research fellow with the NSF Center for Research on Educational Reform,(MSP project) a teaching fellow with the NSF Center for Effective Teaching and Learning (MIE project), co-developer of the Research Pedagogical Labs and the MAT degree in the College of Science (MSP project), and Co-PI on the NSF GK-12 grant. She is the Faculty Research Director of the Barbara K. Lipman Early Childhood School and Research Institute.
Candice Burkett is a Doctoral Candidate in the Cognitive Psychology department of the University of Illinois Chicago. She received her Master’s degree from the University of Illinois Chicago and her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Memphis. Her research interests fall under the broad umbrellas of learning and text comprehension. Specifically, her research is focused on disciplinary literacies, science text comprehension, literary text interpretation, integration of multiple representations and metacognition. She has conducted research on four different highly collaborative grant-funded projects in three labs from two universities. Her research experience is rooted in both empirical laboratory research with undergraduates as well as applied research with students in 6th-12th grade. Candice has been an author on 19 publications and nearly 50 conference presentations and has mentored 15 undergraduate students on research projects. Her undergraduate teaching experience includes: Introduction to Psychology, Research Methods, Statistical Methods in Behavioral Science, Cognitive Psychology, and Learning and Motivation.
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