Difference Between Creative And Self-Regulated Learning

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When people think about the traits most young children have, the two that are brought to mind are imaginative and creative. Children tend to have their own way to go about getting tasks done. These ways might even seem ill logical to adults who know the best way to get the task done, but this is a child’s creativity at work. On trait that tends to be monopolized by the adult community is self-regulated learning. While successful adults are viewed as having a grasp on self-regulated learning, children are generally thought of as being completely dependent on adults for direction. In reality, however, adults and children can be both creative and self-regulated learners. In fact, self-regulated learning and creativity are similar in many ways. Creativity is defined as “the ability to produce work that is original, but still appropriate and useful (Woolfolk, 2016).” It is comprised of two parts. The first part is originality. The second part is quality. An outside party, who view the work as good and/or useful, acknowledges the quality of a creative work (Beghetto, 2010). There are three components of creativity (Amabile, 2012). The first component is domain-relevant skills, which is the material used by people to develop possible responses. Domain-relevant skills consist of previous knowledge, intelligence, and talent. The second component is creativity-relevant processes. “Creativity-relevant processes include a cognitive style and personality characteristics that are …show more content…
The type of thinking involved in creativity is inventive, original, and artistic. The type of thinking required for self-regulated learners is more practical and analytical. Self-regulated learners want to analyze their learning, evaluate what they see, and implement the best course of action, and not imagine a whole new

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