Social and Cultural Capital in Creativity

A great part of creative activities arises from the interactions between individuals and their sociocultural environments. The aim of this article is to explore the relationship between learners’ creativity and their social and cultural capital. The findings of the present study shed light on and strongly confirm the importance of the sociocultural dimensions of creativity. This is quite in line with Bourdieu’s claim that students possessing higher levels of social and cultural capital enjoy higher levels of creativity and novelty than those of their working-class counterpart. In other words, those students who more frequently visit museums, theaters, or attend concerts, and those who have stronger ties in society and with other people tend to be more creative learners.

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About Giorgio Bertini

Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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