ISSCI is a non-profit organization founded by leading creativity researchers to facilitate large-scale studies of creativity, particularly international studies.

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January 11, 2022, 15:00- 17:00 CET ( Central European Time, Paris)

Using The Enrichment Triad Model To Develop Creative Productivity In Young People

Speaker : Joseph S. Renzulli, The University of Connecticut

Discussant : Ronald Beghetto, Arizona State University

The Enrichment Triad Model was developed in 1977 to engage students by exposing them to various topics, areas of interest, and fields of study; and to further encourage them to apply advanced content, process-training skills, and methodology training to creative productivity in self-selected areas of interest.  Accordingly, three interrelated types of enrichment are described and examples of applications of the model for individual students at various grade levels are presented. The Triad Model is based on the ways in which people learn in a natural environment rather than the artificially structured environment that characterizes most classrooms. External stimulation, internal curiosity, necessity, or combinations of these three starting points cause people to develop an interest in a topic, problem, or field of study.  The model focuses on the application of knowledge, investigative skills, creative skills, and task commitment to promote higher level thinking and creative productivity by infusing enrichment opportunities into any-and-all curricular areas. The major goal of the model is to promote in young people a mindset for thinking, feeling, and doing like the practicing professional, even if at a more junior level than adult authors, artists, scientists, film makers etc..


The International Society for the Study of Creativity and Innovation (ISSCI) responds to the need for scientific, cross-disciplinary and cross-national creativity and innovation research that addresses real world challenges. To this end, the ISSCI facilitates large-scale studies of creativity, particularly international and interdisciplinary studies, by providing research teams with access to scholars, by providing assistance in finding funding and resources for project management, by hosting special events focused on topics that advance creativity theory and practice, and by offering educational courses on creativity. We see these projects as analogous to the International Space Station – large undertakings that work because of international cooperation for the benefit of individuals and communities across the world.

ISSCI Executive Board

Todd Lubart, President
Professor of Psychology, Applied Psychology and Ergonomics Laboratory, University of Paris

Michael Hanchett Hanson, Secretary
Director of the Masters Concentration in Creativity and Cognition,
Teachers College, Columbia University

Nathalie Bonnardel, Treasurer
Professor of Cognitive Psychology and Ergonomics
Director of the Institute on Creativity and Innovations of Aix-Marseille University
Director of the Research centre on the Psychology of Cognition, Language and Emotion, Aix-Marseille University

Giovanni Emanuele Corazza
Professor of Creativity and Innovation, University of Bologna, Italy
President, Fondazione Guglielmo Marconi
Founder, Marconi Institute for Creativity
Member, LaPEA Laboratory, Université de Paris

Vlad Glăveanu
Director of the Webster Center for Creativity and Innovation, Webster University Geneva, Switzerland

Zorana Ivcevic Pringle
Director of Creativity and Emotions Lab, Center for Emotional Intelligence, Yale University

Maciek Karwowski
Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Wroclaw

James C. Kaufman
Professor of Educational Psychology, Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut

Takeshi Okada
Professor, Graduate School of Education and Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, University of Tokyo

Roni Reiter-Palmon
Varner Professor of Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Director, Industrial and Organizational Psychology Graduate Program
Director of Innovation, Center for Collaboration Science, University of Nebraska at Omaha


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