Category Archives: Creative pedagogy

Are We Wringing the Creativity Out of Kids?

Do you think you’re creative? Ask this question of a group of second-graders, and about 95 percent of them will answer “Yes.” Three years later, when the kids are in fifth grade, that proportion will drop to 50 percent—and by … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Trusteeship, Wisdom, and the Creative Future of Education?

What role does, and should, creativity play in education? What role can and should creativity play in designing the school of the future? This article explores the ascendance of creativity in education in the late 20th and early 21st century, … Continue reading

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Why Learning Should Be Messy

Can creativity be taught? Absolutely. The real question is: “How do we teach it?” In school, instead of crossing subjects and classes, we teach them in a very rigid manner. Very rarely do you witness math and science teachers or … Continue reading

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Unsolicited Evaluation Is the Enemy of Creativity

Creativity blossoms in a non-controlling, non-judgmental environment. Children’s creativity has declined over the past two or three decades, a period during which children’s lives, both in and out of school, have become increasingly controlled and regulated by adult authorities. Here, … Continue reading

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Research – Creative Learning Cultures

In school as well as in learning activities outside of the formal school system there is an ongoing challenge in how to teach to prepare and foster learners for the future. In this research, this challenge will be met from … Continue reading

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Creativity facilitates learning

Brain research and studies conducted in primary schools show that incorporating theatre, film, art and music into teaching facilitates learning – and fun. Experiments with using art in teaching at a Danish primary school have made students considerably more engaged … Continue reading

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Creativity, Group Pedagogy and Social Action

The following paper continues discussions about how the work of Delueze and Guattari can inform radical pedagogy. Building primarily on Noel Gough’s paper, we take up the challenge to move towards a more creative form of ‘becoming cyborg’ in our … Continue reading

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Enhancing Everyday Creativity Using Elements of Improvisation

A qualitative approach was used to investigate the elements of improvisation and why they are being used in a variety of fields to enhance creative, innovative thinking. Seven individuals from diverse disciplines, who all incorporate improvisational techniques in their work, … Continue reading

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Encouraging Teachers to Teach Creativity

While it’s not a part of their job description, nor was it a requirement for their hiring, every art teacher at my school is a practicing artist. Each pursues his or her own distinctive expressive media—photography, pottery, mixed media, oil … Continue reading

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