Toward a Synthesis Framework for the Study of Creativity in Education: An Initial Attempt

Hsu-Chan Kuo


This paper aims to briefly review the major creativity research lines and attempts to synthesise the various kinds of studies into a more comprehensive framework. Reviewing the developments of creativity research, this essay mainly adopts Csikszentmihalyi’s (1999) Systems Model of Creativity to map a conceptual framework for the study of creativity. The framework involves three subsystems of individual, domain, and field; this critical review also attempts to integrate the theories of Amabile (1983; 1996) and Sternberg and Lubart (1995) into the conceptual framework.


Creativity Research, Creativity in Education, and Creativity in Social Contexts

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