Exploring the Benefits of Creativity in Education, Media, and the Arts

Exploring the Benefits of Creativity in Education, Media, and the Arts

Nava R. Silton (Marymount Manhattan College, USA)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: June, 2016|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 458
ISBN13: 9781522505044|ISBN10: 1522505040|EISBN13: 9781522505051|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0504-4


The use of imagination can lead to greater outcomes in problem solving, innovation, and critical thinking. By providing access to creative outlets, productivity increases in schools, businesses, and other professional settings.

Exploring the Benefits of Creativity in Education, Media, and the Arts is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research on the stimulation and implementation of creative thinking in academic and professional environments. Highlighting the foundations of creativity from theoretical and neuroscientific perspectives, this book is ideally designed for academics, professionals, educators, and practitioners.

Topics Covered

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

  • Animation Industry
  • Art Therapy
  • Art Traditions
  • Childhood Development
  • Children’s Media
  • Psychological Considerations
  • Students With Disabilities

Reviews and Testimonials

This volume contains 17 chapters by researchers working in education, psychology, technology, and other fields in the US, Israel, Europe, Australia, and Asia. They consider the role of creativity in specific areas: child and adult development; education, including with gardening, in terms of the role of teacher thinking styles, in business courses, and in relation to giftedness; children's media, the animation industry, and an animated TV show and comic book series about disabilities; and the arts, including art and design, art therapy, visual art and music, and traditional crafts.

– ProtoView Reviews

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Nava R. Silton, Ph.D., a Developmental Psychologist, graduated from Cornell University in 2002 and received her M.A. and Ph.D. from Fordham University in 2009. Silton has worked at Nickelodeon, at Sesame Street Workshop, and at Mediakidz. She has taught both undergraduate and graduate Psychology courses at Cornell University, Fordham University, Hunter College, Touro College and is currently an Associate Professor at Marymount Manhattan College. She was a Postdoctoral Templeton Fellow at the Spears Research Institute from 2009-2010, and has served as a consultant for projects conducted by the Autism Seaver Center at Mount Sinai Hospital, at Sesame Street Workshop and at Netflix. Silton has published over a dozen articles in the area of religion and health has published her most recent peer-reviewed journal articles, chapters and edited books in the areas of disabilities, media and creativity. Nava published her first book: Innovative Technologies to Benefit Children with Autism in March 2014, her second edited book: Recent Advances in Assistive Technologies to Support Children with Developmental Disorders in June 2015 and is now completing this third edited book: Exploring the Benefits of Creativity in Education, Media and the Arts for a July 2016 release date and has begun a fourth text, Family Dynamics and Romantic Relationships in a Changing Society for a July 2017 release date. Silton is currently pitching her Realabilities/Addy & Uno TV Show and assessing the efficacy of her popular Realabilities Comic Book Series across the U.S. Additionally, Nava is a Psychology point person for Fox 5 News and NBC News. Silton is also a weekly coach for Special Olympics Gymnastics, helps run weekly Jewish learning and visiting the sick programs, and chairs a variety of fundraising initiatives in Manhattan. Nava is married to Dr. Ariel Brandwein, a Pediatric ICU fellow at LIJ Medical Center, and is the proud mother of two wonderful little guys, Judah and Jonah Brandwein.