Education in the Creative Economy: Knowledge and Learning in the Age of Innovation

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Daniel Araya, Michael A. Peters
Peter Lang, 2010 - Education - 675 pages
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Education in the Creative Economy explores the need for new forms of learning and education that are most conducive to supporting student development in a creative society. Just as the assembly line shifted the key factor of production from labor to capital, digital networks are now shifting the key factor of production from capital to innovation. Beyond conventional discussions on the knowledge economy, many scholars now suggest that digital technologies are fomenting a shift in advanced economies from mass production to cultural innovation. This edited volume, which includes contributions from renowned scholars like Richard Florida, Charles Landry, and John Howkins, is a key resource for policymakers, researchers, teachers and journalists to assist them to better understand the contours of the creative economy and consider effective strategies for linking education to creative practice. In addition to arguments for investing in the knowledge economy through STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and math), this collection explores the growing importance of art, design and digital media as vehicles for creativity and innovation.
 

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Contents

Educational Policy in the Creative Economy
3
The Policy Journey Toward Education for the Creative Economy
29
The University and the Creative Economy
45
The Cluster Concept in Economics
77
Innovation Transdisciplinarity
93
The Knowledge Economy Knowledge Capitalism Creativity
117
Education and the Future
141
Creatively Wise Education in a Knowledge Economy
179
Innovate Innovate Here Comes American Rebirth
401
Educating the Technological Imagination
423
Learning in the Creative Economy
447
Creativity Digitality and TwentyFirstCentury Schooling
469
Constructing Identities in the Creative Knowledge
485
Community as Curriculum
511
Practicing What We Teach
525
Education and the Spirit
551

Creativity Openness and UserGenerated Cultures
203
Symposium on The Wealth of Networks
225
Catalyst
261
The Ideology of Free Culture and the Grammar of Sabotage
285
Toward a P2P Economy
305
Creative Economies and Research Universities
331
A Summary
359
Opening Up the Arts to Everyone
565
by Design
587
Metaphors on Creativity and Workplace Learning
613
Play the Net and the Perils of Educating for a Creative Economy
633
Contributors
639
Index
655
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Daniel Araya is a doctoral candidate in Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has published widely on subjects related to the knowledge economy and peer-to-peer collaboration, and is currently editing two books exploring the socioeconomic impact of digital technologies. He has worked with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and the UIUC Global Studies in Education program.
Michael A. Peters is Professor of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign. He is the executive editor of Educational Philosophy and Theory and editor of two international e-journals, Policy Futures in Education and E-Learning, and sits on the editorial board of over fifteen international journals. He has written over thirty-five books and three hundred articles and chapters.

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