Creativity Policy, Partnerships and Practice in Education

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Kim Snepvangers, Pat Thomson, Anne Harris
Springer, Oct 31, 2018 - Education - 365 pages
This book examines the gaps in creativity education across the education lifespan and the resulting implications for creative education and economic policy. Building on cutting-edge international research, the editors and contributors explore innovations in interdisciplinary creativities, including STEM agendas and definitions, science and creativity and organisational creativity amongst other subjects. Central to the volume is the idea that good creative educational practice and policy advancement needs to reimagine individual contribution and possibilities, whilst resisting standardization: it is inherently risky, not risk-averse. Prioritising creative partnerships, zones of contact, practice encounters and creative ecologies signal new modes of participatory engagement. Unfortunately, while primary schools continue to construct environments conducive to this kind of ‘slow education’, secondary schools and education policy persistently do not. This book argues, from diverse viewpoints and methodological perspectives, that 21st-century creativity education must find a way to advance in a more integrated and less siloed manner in order to respond to pedagogical innovation, economic imperatives and creative possibilities, and adequately prepare students for creative practice, workplaces and publics. This innovative volume will appeal to students and scholars of creative practice as well as policy makers and practitioners.
 

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Kim Snepvangers is Director: Professional Experience and Engagement Projects and a UNSW Teaching Fellow at UNSW Sydney: Art & Design, Australia. Her research interweaves creative and professional industry contexts and engages visualisation with creative ecologies, critically reflective frameworks and embodied pedagogies.

Pat Thomson is Convenor of the Centre for Research in Arts, Creativity and Literacy (CRACL) at the University of Nottingham, UK. She is known for her interdisciplinary engagement with questions of creative and socially just learning and change. Anne Harris is Associate Professor and Vice Chancellor's Principal Research Fellow at RMIT University, Australia. She researches in the areas of creativity, culture, diversity and digital media.