Cultivating Curious and Creative Minds presents a plethora of approaches to developing human potential in areas not conventionally addressed. Organized in two parts, this international collection of essays provides viable educational alternatives to those currently holding sway in an era of high-stakes accountability. Taken together, the chapters in Part I of Cultivating Curious and Creative Minds provide a sampling of what the cultivation of curious and creative minds entails. The contributing authors shed light on how curiosity and creativity can be approached in the teaching domain and discuss specific ideas concerning how it plays out in particular situations and contexts.
Cheryl J. Craig is a professor in the College of Education, University of Houston, where she is the coordinator of the eaching and teacher education program area and director of elementary education. Her research, centered on what teachers come to know in context, appears in the field's most esteemed journals and handbooks. Louise F. Deretchin is the former director of higher education for the Houston A+ Challenge and former director of the Medical Informatics Education Center at Baylor College of Medicine. She is a founding member of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Houston P-16+ Council and is currently an education consultant.