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Creative pedagogies and the contemporary school classroom

Dezuanni, Michael & Jetnikoff, Anita (2011) Creative pedagogies and the contemporary school classroom. In Sefton-Green, Julian, Thompson, Pat, Bresler, Liora, & Jones, Ken (Eds.) The Routledge International Handbook of Creative Learning. Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group), New York ; London.

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    Abstract

    This chapter explores the ‘creative pedagogies’ of imaginative teaching and learning and the development of creative capacities in formal schooling. It considers how educational policies enable and constrain creative thinking as students learn through play and experimentation. The chapter outlines two classroom based case studies involving creative media technologies in Queensland, Australia. It argues that Queensland’s ‘open’ system of curriculum development enabled the two schools to implement transdisciplinary ‘rich tasks’ for the students. However, there are constraints related to the social mediation of creativity and the influence of high stakes testing in foregrounding ‘value’ and ‘purpose’ in learning.

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    ID Code: 39211
    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Keywords: Creative pedagogy, Creative learning, Media and arts curriculum and creativity, New media and creativity, Creativity and curriculum
    ISBN: 9780415548892
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
    Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
    Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
    Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
    Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group).
    Deposited On: 16 Dec 2010 12:57
    Last Modified: 21 Oct 2011 02:14

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