Reimagining Creativity : Critically, Ethically, and Practically

Graham, Phil (2014) Reimagining Creativity : Critically, Ethically, and Practically. In Reid, Alan D., Hart, E. Paul, & Peters, Michael A. (Eds.) A Companion to Research in Education. Springer Netherlands, New York, United States of America, pp. 289-292.

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True creativity sits in stark contrast with global trends to standardise education systems. It is, though, an attractive semantic and conjures up all sorts of positives. However none of the positive potentials of the creativity push are likely to materialise while process-oriented bureaucratic understandings of creativity dominate curriculum policy and development. Creativity requires pedagogy to forego substantial levels of control. It also requires ethical content because “creative” is an empty epithet, applying equally to the creation of beautiful music as it does to the creation of a nuclear weapon. In responding to Kapitzke and Hay, this chapter outlines the stark contradictions embedded in the creativity push.

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ID Code: 70056
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Creativity, Bologna, Creative Pedagogies, Curriculum, Bureaucracy, HERN
DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-6809-3_38
ISBN: 9789400768093
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Deposited On: 09 Apr 2014 22:53
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2015 16:02

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