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Creativity, Education and the Arts

Creativity Policy, Partnerships and Practice in Education

Editors: Snepvangers, Kim, Thomson, Pat, Harris, Anne (Eds.)

  • Examines gaps in creativity education across the education lifespan
  • Analyses how creativity can advance in order to respond to pedagogical innovations and economic imperatives
  • Emphasises the individual and risky nature of creativity in educational practice
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About this book

This book examines the gaps in creativity education across the education lifespan and the resulting implications for creative education and economic policy. Building on cutting-edge international research, the editors and contributors explore innovations in interdisciplinary creativities, including STEM agendas and definitions, science and creativity and organisational creativity amongst other subjects. Central to the volume is the idea that good creative educational practice and policy advancement needs to reimagine individual contribution and possibilities, whilst resisting standardization: it is inherently risky, not risk-averse. Prioritising creative partnerships, zones of contact, practice encounters and creative ecologies signal new modes of participatory engagement. Unfortunately, while primary schools continue to construct environments conducive to this kind of ‘slow education’, secondary schools and education policy persistently do not. This book argues, from diverse viewpoints and methodological perspectives, that 21st-century creativity education must find a way to advance in a more integrated and less siloed manner in order to respond to pedagogical innovation, economic imperatives and creative possibilities, and adequately prepare students for creative practice, workplaces and publics. This innovative volume will appeal to students and scholars of creative practice as well as policy makers and practitioners. 

About the authors

Kim Snepvangers is Director: Professional Experience and Engagement Projects and a UNSW Teaching Fellow at UNSW Sydney: Art & Design, Australia. Her research interweaves creative and professional industry contexts and engages visualisation with creative ecologies, critically reflective frameworks and embodied pedagogies.  

Pat Thomson is Convenor of the Centre for Research in Arts, Creativity and Literacy (CRACL) at the University of Nottingham, UK. She is known for her interdisciplinary engagement with questions of creative and socially just learning and change. Anne Harris is Associate Professor and Vice Chancellor's Principal Research Fellow at RMIT University, Australia. She researches in the areas of creativity, culture, diversity and digital media.

Reviews

“In 2021 PISA will for the first time ever test Creative Thinking alongside mathematics, science, and reading. Understanding the policy and practice issues underpinning this vitally important capability is one of the key issues facing educators across the world today. Creativity Policy, Partnerships and Practice in Education is an imaginative, scholarly, practical, challenging and timely set of thought-pieces which is certain to stimulate productive debate and useful activity. This book is essential reading for policy-makers, researchers and practitioners alike who want to embed creativity and creative thinking in all aspects of education.” (Professor Bill Lucas, University of Winchester, UK)“This outstanding contribution to the field of creativity and creative education, digs deep into key areas that require our understanding and attention. The collection surfaces and celebrates the values of communal practices and nurturing; placing creativity at the heart of social, environmental and educational change.” (Professor Jonothan Neelands, Warwick Business School, UK)

“If you think that Creativity is frequently highly valued, yet deemed something impossible to teach and difficult to learn, then read this book. It is a calm, sensible, wide-ranging, well written and well evidenced collection of essays showing how schools, higher education and education system themselves can develop effective and enjoyable programmes and policies to put creativity at the heart of a modern vision for education.”(Professor Julian Sefton Green, Deakin University, Australia)

“In this book leading international scholars shape major theoretical and organisational achievements in creativity. When Creativity is fused with the three ‘Ps’ – Policy, Partnerships and Practice, a dynamic network of refreshed and urgently needed educational possibilities are wide open.” (Professor Julianne Moss, Deakin University, Australia)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Evolving Ecologies: Creative Policy, Partnerships and Practice in Education

    Harris, Anne (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

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  • What Did Creative Partnerships Achieve?: A Review of the Creative Partnerships (CP) Research Archive

    Thomson, Pat (et al.)

    Pages 13-43

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  • Transforming Creative Classroom Contradictions Through Activity Theory Analysis

    Kinsella, Victoria

    Pages 45-64

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  • Creative Agency / Creative Ecologies

    Harris, Anne

    Pages 65-87

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  • Value-Adding in Higher Education: Complementary Contexts for Learning Creativities

    Purdy, Jonathan (et al.)

    Pages 89-109

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Buy this book

eBook 101,14 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-96725-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 124,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-96724-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Creativity Policy, Partnerships and Practice in Education
Editors
  • Kim Snepvangers
  • Pat Thomson
  • Anne Harris
Series Title
Creativity, Education and the Arts
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-96725-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-96725-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-96724-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 365
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations
Topics