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Introduction – Creativity and creative pedagogies: Exploring challenges, possibilities and potential

Cremin, Teresa (2016). Introduction – Creativity and creative pedagogies: Exploring challenges, possibilities and potential. In: Cremin, Teresa ed. Creativity and Creative Pedagogies in the Early and Primary Years. London: Routledge, xvii-xxvii.

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The first decade of the twenty-first century was characterised by considerable growth in creativity research worldwide (e.g. Einarsdottir, 2003; Cremin et al., 2006; Beghetto & Kaufman 2007; Chappell, 2007; Mirzaie et al., 2009; Sawyer, 2010). While some researchers focused on conceptual challenges (e.g. Beghetto & Kaufman, 2007; Lin, 2011; Megalakaki et al., 2012), others documented and examined classroom practices; both those of teachers (e.g. Jeffrey & Woods, 2009; Craft et al., 2014) and of visiting subject specialists, often artists (e.g. Hall & Thomson, 2005; Galton, 2010). Empirical studies in this area, with an observational eye on classroom practices, have tended to pay attention to both teacher and learner orientations, to ‘creative teaching’ and ‘teaching for creativity’, encompassing the assertion of Dezuanni and Jetnikoff (2011: 265) that creative pedagogies involve ‘imaginative and innovative arrangement of curricula and teaching strategies in school classrooms’ to develop the creativity of the young.

This introductory chapter to the volume outlines some of the challenges, possibilities and potential in creativity and creative pedagogies.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2016 Routledge
ISBN: 1-138-67094-4, 978-1-138-67094-5
Extra Information: this is a SPIB ie a special interest book published with papers from the edited collection for education 3-13 which I edited. My intro is much expanded
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Education Futures
Item ID: 46486
Depositing User: Teresa Cremin
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2016 10:47
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2018 02:00
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