[xmca] LSV-CK

From: Mike Cole (lchcmike@gmail.com)
Date: Sat Nov 11 2006 - 16:39:44 PST

David-- Google is a place to look for lsv-ck connections. Here is an
interesting source. Locally we are
just starting to get into serious study of imagination and creativity, an
area that Ana and others are way
ahead on.
Creativity Research Journal <http://www.leaonline.com/loi/crj>
2003, Vol. 15, No. 2&3, Pages 245-251

 Vygotsky's Theory of Creativity
Gunilla LindqvistŁUniversity of Karlstad

In Educational Psychology (1997/1926), Vygotsky pleaded for a realistic
approach to children's literature. He is, among other things, critical of
Chukovsky's story "Crocodile" and maintains that this story deals with
nonsense and gibberish, without social relevance. This approach Vygotsky
would leave soon, and, in Psychology of Art (1971/1925), in which he
develops his theory of art, he talks about connections between nursery
rhymes and children's play, exactly as the story of Chukovsky had done with
the following argument: By dragging a child into a topsy-turvy world, we
help his intellect work and his perception of reality. In his book
Imagination and Creativity in Childhood (1995/1930), Vygotsky goes further
and develops his theory of creativity. The book describes how Vygotsky
regards the creative process of the human consciousness, the link between
emotion and thought, and the role of the imagination. To Vygotsky, this
brings to the fore the issue of the link between reality and imagination,
and he discusses the issue of reproduction and creativity, both of which
relate to the entire scope of human activity. Interpretations of Vygotsky in
the 1990s have stressed the role of literature and the development of a
cultural approach to psychology and education. It has been overlooked that
Vygotsky started his career with work on the psychology of art.

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