Cultivating creative ecologies : creative teaching and teaching for creativity

Philip, Robyn Louise (2013) Cultivating creative ecologies : creative teaching and teaching for creativity. In Frielick, S., Buissink - Smith, N., Wyse, P., Billot, J., Hallas, J., & Whitehead, E. (Eds.) Research and Development in Higher Education : the Place of Learning and Teaching, Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, Inc, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, pp. 360-369.

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Australian universities now commonly list creativity amongst the generic attributes that graduates are expected to have achieved or demonstrated upon graduation. While this reflects emerging local and global trends to encourage creativity at every educational level, creativity as a generic capability has special difficulties. These include problems of definition, its perceived value, the gap between espoused beliefs and practice, and tensions between standards and accreditation agendas and the desire to embed creative outcomes in the curriculum. Contextual and disciplinary differences also shape the expression of creative teaching and teaching for creativity. This paper explores these issues, acknowledging the role of information and communications technologies in shaping the technology-enhanced learning spaces where creativity may emerge. Csikszentmihalyi’s model of creativity as a system of interactions is presented as a useful foundation for furthering the discourse in this domain, along with the notion of creative ecologies as spaces for effecting change.

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ID Code: 61338
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: creativity, graduate attributes, creative ecologies, HERN
ISBN: 0908557930
ISSN: 1441-001X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
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Deposited On: 30 Jul 2013 22:36
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