Episode 34 Talking Teaching Creativity in the Common Core Classroom with Dr. Ron Beghetto

April 20, 2015

In this episode, I interview Dr. Ron Beghetto. He is an associate professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut in the Neag School of Education. Dr. Beghetto is an international expert on creativity in educational settings. The focus of the interview is on creativity–specifically creativity in the common core classroom, which is a focus of a recent book he co-authored titled: Teaching for Creativity in the Common Core Classroom (http://goo.gl/IFQ4qi).

The interview begins with Dr. Beghetto discussing the impetus behind the writing of his new book. This discussed led to Dr. Beghetto describing common misconceptions that individuals have about creativity. He provided several examples about how to think about creativity in the classroom–along with how creativity fits with the common core. Dr. Beghetto describes a model of creativity that he and a colleague (Dr. James Kaufman) developed called the 4 C Model of Creativity. He describes how this model is a framework for thinking about creativity. Dr. Beghetto ends with advice that he has for teachers about integrating creativity into the common core.

To read more about Dr. Beghetto’s work visit his site at http://www.ronaldbeghetto.com/