A forthcoming book on using the Torrance Incubation Model of Teaching and Learning (TIM) will include a chapter by a Freed-Hardeman University teacher. Algene Steele’s chapter entitled “Practice Makes Perfect: Creating Exercises to Help Develop and Master Torrance’s Foundational Creativity Skills” will be included in the edited collection.
The book, Creative Teaching & Training Practices: Honoring the Creative Spirit of a Community of TIM Practitioners, is part of a larger TIM Dissemination Initiative at the International Center for Studies in Creativity at Buffalo State University of New York. The collection focuses on describing how creativity experts use TIM in their practice. Included are chapters related to creative learning, teaching and specific uses of the TIM with adults in educational and training settings. The initiative builds from the original work of E. Paul Torrance and Mary Murdock.
At Freed-Hardeman University, Steele is the creative director for design services and a lecturer in fine arts. He teaches graphic design courses, Introduction to Creativity, and Art Out of Nothing.