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Special issue introduction: Creativity and creative work in contemporary working contexts

Littleton, Karen; Taylor, Stephanie and Eteläpelto, Anneli (2012). Special issue introduction: Creativity and creative work in contemporary working contexts. Vocations and Learning: Studies in Vocational and Professional Education, 5(1) pp. 1–4.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12186-011-9067-4
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Abstract

Creativity within working contexts, including organisations and professional domains, is an object of inquiry for educators, managers and researchers. Their concerns vary and give rise to different questions, as a closer examination of different cases reveals. What, for instance, is understood to be the site and nature of creativity? What exactly is meant by ‘creative work’ or a ‘creative career’? What is assumed to operate as a constraint or obstacle to creative processes and creative working and, conversely, how are they seen to be nurtured? Such questions do not admit of easy answers because creativity in contemporary work contexts is a multifaceted phenomenon. As the articles in this special issue show, any attempt to investigate it must contend with the multiple definitions and associations of the creative.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2011 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
ISSN: 1874-7868
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies
Social Sciences > Psychology in the Social Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 29590
Depositing User: Stephanie Taylor
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2011 08:24
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2014 13:17
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/29590
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