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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 On Cultivating an Attitude of Precision with Language: An Uncommon Prescription for Conditioning Creative Excellence in Scientific Discovery and Education
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'Investing years of intensive training, scientists ready themselves to make sense of the world. But are they prepared to make sense of a world of words? The aim of this paper is to explore the pivotal role that cultivating an attitude of precision with language could play in conditioning creative excellence in scientific discovery and education. First, the unexpected linkage between the processes of language precision and successful failure is explored. Next, an attempt is made to situate language precision within the creative process. Then, another potential dividend from developing exactitude with language is explored—the power of neologism. Finally, an attempt is made to construct a useful synthesis—one favoring a new educational prescription in which creative excellence in the sciences is informed and catalyzed by the humanities.' (Publication abstract)

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    y separately published work icon TEXT Special Issue Website Series Making It New: Finding Contemporary Meanings for Creativity no. 40 Michael Biggs (editor), Kevin Brophy (editor), Monica Carroll (editor), Paul Magee (editor), Jen Webb (editor), 2017 11181505 2017 periodical issue

    'Creativity is one of the important catchwords of the early 21st century. It is invoked by government, industry, and the academy, positioned as the motive force for economic and technological innovation, and widely claimed in the literature of business and organisational management as an explicatory concept and a key ingredient for success. It can be surprising to artists in all the many forms and modes of practice that a word we had long seen as ‘ours’ has so thoroughly and promiscuously slipped from our grasp. However, there is knowledge in all those other disciplines and domains that is potentially of value to creative writers, performing artists and plastic artists, as well as all our cousins in allied art forms.' (Monica Carroll and Jen Webb Introduction)

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