We found this nice article by Joyce VanTassel-Baska. And it looks like we will be giving a presentation on Problem Solving and Creativity in Gifted Students for the NAGC meeting in Kentucky in November. Should be fun!
Joyce makes a number of good points, including a remark about how "too much conventional learning in an area where the ideas of others become so crystallized as to block innovative thinking in the domain." She adds "There is also evidence that much of the learning of high creatives is obtained independently of traditional schooling. Autodidacticism may be the norm among this group where the impetus, nature, and extent of learning is self-governed."
Creativity as an Elusive Factor in Giftedness