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creativity vs imagination

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Sun, 16 Feb 1997 19:17:16 -0500 (EST)

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Thanks so much to everyone for the great suggestions for specific readings on
creativity vs imagination. I am very grateful for the tips! I am still
struggling with the issue regarding people with very minimal intelligence (my
students with severe MR). Because their IQ is so very low, is their
imagination equally low? It is really difficult to tell, because the only
reaction I ever get out of them is in regards to the art process -- either
they will tolerate, seem to enjoy, or will not tolerate certain art
activities. But it is all in the process, which I realize is a huge chunk of
art anyway, so we focus on the process and they regularly walk away from
their work without any sign of ownership or attachment to the product. So,
it seems that they can learn to enjoy creating if specifically pointed in
that direction, but on their own would never do it. Are they using their own
imaginations or mine? Do they even have a workable imagination of their own?
Thanks again for the outlet for search and frustration!

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