The topic of creativity has only been on the fringes of pedagogy as it has been deemed either abstract or not measurable and therefore non-standardizable for educational purposes. However, most progressive educators from around the world used creativity as a means for cultural reformation and as a means of social justice. The focus of this edited book is on culture and creativity.
"Designed to help educators recognize and nurture students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia, this book guides readers through best practices for using creativity theory and strategies to address the learning challenges for students who have difficulty in acquiring literacy and mathematics content. Offering concrete examples of creativity assessment and pedagogical techniques, chapters are supported by rich Appendices providing assessment and screening checklists, time-telling objectives, learning trouble spots, a creative approach to teaching place value, and a handy cross-referencing table."
Revealing Creativity: Exploration in Transnational Education Cultures explores the recovery and fostering of creativity under educational constraint. This longitudinal global study of diverse education populations in China, Canada, and Australia offers application of the 4-C Creativity Model through experiential activities and exploratory interviews within classrooms and other learning spaces.
In Creativity Crisis, Robert Nelson argues that university education is systematically uncreative and suggests how this might be changed. Constructive alignment, the centrepiece of today's university pedagogy, promotes mechanistic thinking and the anxious gathering of manipulative skills. Learning happens more effectively when students take their study in new directions derived from their intimate, imagined relations with the new material they are encountering.
This book explores the scientific perspective on the concept of intuition, particularly in relation to vibration, music and emotion. Taking a multimedia approach, it contains practical exercises that will help the reader to achieve greater intuition and develop their capacity for creativity and innovation.
Musical Creativity Revisited is an authoritative volume of insights from theory, practice-based research and methodological analyses. Its chapters celebrate the diversity of the many different ways in which young and adult learners develop musical creativity.
The Creative Self reviews and summarizes key theories, studies, and new ideas about the role and significance self-beliefs play in one's creativity. It untangles the interrelated constructs of creative self-efficacy, creative metacognition, creative identity, and creative self-concept. It explores how and when creative self-beliefs are formed as well as how creative self-beliefs can be strengthened.
The book will be valuable for educators in all disciplines of higher education because it justifies and explicates training in creativity and spirituality within all areas of higher education. Further, it discusses how such training might best be included within andragogical practice.
Creativity in the Classroom: An Innovative Approach to Integrate Arts Education provides curricular ideas for enhancing creative work in the classroom through the lens of integrative arts. The authors, both Art and Music Educators, provide practical ways in which to engage in creative thinking and making that can be applied to a variety of educational settings.
Design education for fostering creativity and innovation in China by Kin Wai Michael Siu (Ed.); Giovanni J. Contreras (Ed.)
Publication Date: 2017
Design Education for Fostering Creativity and Innovation in China discusses the issues surrounding Chinese policy by analyzing the role design education plays in fostering an innovation-based economy. This compendium of contemporary research explores the challenges and opportunities presented by design education, and strategies to foster creativity to sustain China's economic progress.
Reappraising ideas associated with Ernst Bloch, Roland Barthes and Gaston Bachelard within the context of a utopian pedagogy, Hope, Utopia and Creativity in Higher Education reframes the transformative, creative and collaborative potential of education offering new concepts, tactics and pedagogical possibilities. Craig A. Hammond explores ways of analysing and democratising not only pedagogical conception, knowledge and delivery, but also the learning experience, and processes of negotiation and peer-assessment.
Playing with Possibilities sits at the heart of all creative endeavours. This collection brings together a multidisciplinary group of thinkers and writers to explore the potential of play to shape and reshape who we are and the worlds in which we live. It offers a series of encounters with playful possibilities, and asks us to question, consider and ultimately celebrate the importance of fanciful approaches to living.
ArtBreak is a choice-based, guided play experience based on the developmental and restorative possibilities of art making. A detailed how-to guide, this book is the flexible and accessible toolbox that teachers, parents, and counselors need to facilitate relaxing, art-based play that allows children to freely explore, plan, and pursue their own interests with adult support.
Now in its second edition, this bestselling introductory text' written by one of the world' s leading experts on the psychology of creativity' is completely updated and expanded to reflect the tremendous growth in this field. In a restructured, reader-friendly format, the text surveys the latest theories and research to provide key information about what we know (and don' t know) about creativity. It addresses how creativity operates both on individual and on social/environmental levels, how it is defined and measured, and several hot debates in the field, such as creativity' s uncertain relationship to mental illness.
This book vividly illustrates how Anna Craft's concept of "possibility thinking"--shifting from "what is" to "what might be"--is at the heart of creativity. It traces the verbal and non-verbal communication, collaboration and identity development of three children as they use art and craft through their first three years in school. Through the engaging words and actions of the self-named Rosie Runner, Hot Wheels and Box Boy, readers are led through the immersive worlds of young children.
This work by a diverse field of international authors focuses discussion on the interplay of giftedness and creativity within the scientific enterprise and provides evidence and theoretical constructs which can be used to adjust learning environments to be conducive to the development of superior scientists.
This book offers a multidisciplinary and multi-domain approach to the most recent research results in the field of creative thinking and creativity, authored by renowned international experts. By presenting contributions from different scientific and artistic domains, the book offers a comprehensive description of the state of the art on creativity research.
This volume brings together internationally renowned academics, arts practitioners and thinkers to take a multi-disciplinary look at the nature of the creative process and examine its possibilities for social and individual change.