The Searching as Strategic Exploration frame includes creativity and the willingness to go beyond a first try as dispositions (Association of College & research Libraries, 2016). Similarly Amabile mentions perseverance as a creativity trait (as cited in Conti & Amabile, 2011, p. 148).
The book Get it Done also connects perseverance to creativity (Bennett, 2014). The exercises in it apply to a variety of projects–even ones not traditionally considered creative. At the same time Bennett’s writing style is light and breezy enough for a summer read.
Association of College & Research Libraries. (2016). Framework for information literacy for higher education. Retrieved from ACRL website: http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/ilframework
Bennett, S. (2014). Get it done: From procrastination to creative genius in 15 minutes a day. Novato, CA: New World Library.
Conti, R., & Amabile, T.M. (2011). Motivation. In M.A. Runco & S. R. Pritzker (Eds.), Encyclopedia of creativity (Vol. 2, pp. 147-152). London, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Academic Press/Elsevier.
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