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Knowledge transformers: a link between learning and creativity

Sim, S.K. and Duffy, A.H.B. (2004) Knowledge transformers: a link between learning and creativity. AI EDAM - Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing, 18 (3). pp. 271-279. ISSN 0890-0604

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether knowledge transformers that are featured in the learning process are also present in the creative process. First, this was achieved by reviewing accounts of inventions and discoveries with the view of explaining them in terms of knowledge transformers. Second, this was achieved by reviewing models and theories of creativity and identifying the existence of the knowledge transformers. The investigation shows that there is some evidence to show that the creative process can be explained through knowledge transformers. Hence, it is suggested that one of links between learning and creativity is through the knowledge transformers.