From vaporousness to visibility : what might evidence of creative capacity building actually look like?

McWilliam, Erica L., Dawson, Shane P., & Tan, Jennifer Pei-Ling (2008) From vaporousness to visibility : what might evidence of creative capacity building actually look like? The UNESCO Observatory, 1(3).

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The paper seeks to warrant the authors’ claim that creative capacity building can, at least in substantive part, be made visible through empirical processes of inquiry. To do so, the authors present methodologies and findings from two research projects they have conducted into creative capacity building, the first of which tracks student networking capacity and the second of which identifies cognitive playfulness as a creative learning disposition. The findings are argued to be instances of relevant evidence gathering in terms of warranting ‘teaching-for-creativity' claims. By making student networking activities visible, and by examining cognitive playfulness as a learning disposition, the authors point to new uses for digital tools, not just as a means for disseminating information or storing it, but for designing smarter pedagogical processes and smarter processes of inquiry into the sorts of thinking and doing that constitute creative capacity.

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ID Code: 17093
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The contents of this journal can be freely accessed online via the journal’s web page (see hypertext link).
Keywords: Creativity, Capacity building, Teaching for creativity, Social network analysis, Cognitive playfulness
ISSN: 1835-2776
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 05 Jan 2009 01:15
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2017 14:39

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