Creativity, Education and Society: Writings of Anna Craft

Chappell, Kerry; Cremin, Teresa and Jeffrey, Robert eds. (2015). Creativity, Education and Society: Writings of Anna Craft. London: Trentham Books.

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Abstract

This engaging book offers an overview of the work of Professor Anna Craft, an international authority on creativity in education. Anna held concurrent chairs at the Open University and the University of Exeter, and for several years was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University. She died of cancer in 2014, aged 52.
In over a hundred publications Anna developed her concept of 'possibility thinking', the ability that allows us to transform what is to what might be. And in exploring the notion of 'everyday creativity' she devised classroom and policy strategies to foster the development of a problem-solving approach across the school curriculum from the earliest years of schooling – an ability she considered a fundamental requirement in today's complex and fast-changing societies.

In this memorial volume Anna’s close colleagues Kerry Chappell, Teresa Cremin and Bob Jeffrey have chosen ten of her key writings on five themes that illustrate the development of her innovative ideas:

• The nature of creative teaching and learning
• Possibility thinking
• Creativity and education professionals
• Creativity, wisdom and ethics
• Creativity and education futures

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