1st Edition

The Routledge International Handbook of Creative Learning

    504 Pages
    by Routledge

    504 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The concept of creative learning extends far beyond Arts-based learning or the development of individual creativity. It covers a range of processes and initiatives throughout the world that share common values, systems and practices aimed at making learning more creative. This applies at individual, classroom, or whole school level, always with the aim of fully realising young people’s potential.

    Until now there has been no single text bringing together the significant literature that explores the dimensions of creative learning, despite the work of artists in schools and the development of a cadre of creative teaching and learning specialists. Containing a mixture of newly commissioned chapters, reprints and updated versions of previous publications, this book brings together major theorists and current research.

    Comprising of key readings in creative education, it will stand as a uniquely authoritative text that will appeal to those involved in initial and continuing teacher education, as well as research academics and policy specialists.

    Sections include:

    • a general introduction to the field of creative learning
    • arts learning traditions, with sub sections on discrete art forms such as drama and visual art
    • accounts of practice from artist-teacher partnerships
    • whole school change and reforms
    • curriculum change
    • assessment
    • evaluative case studies of impact and effect
    • global studies of policy change around creative learning.

    1. The International Handbook of Creative Learning: Introduction Julian Sefton-Green, Pat Thomson, Ken Jones and Liora Bresler  2. Section A. Theories and Histories: Creative Learning and its Contexts Julian Sefton-Green and Liora Bresler  3. Capitalism, Creativity and Learning: Some Chapters in a Relationship Ken Jones  4. The ‘Transformative Power’ of the Arts: History of an Idea Eleonora Belfiore  5. Mapping the Rhetorics of Creativity Shakuntala Banaji  6. Creativity of Formulaic Learning: Pedagogy of Imitation And Repetition Koji Matsunobu  7. Creativity and the Arts in Chinese Societies Samuel Leong  8. Psychological Research on Creativity Mark A. Runco and Alexander R. Pagnani  9. The Cult of Creativity: Opposition, Incorporation, Transformation Kirsten Drotner  10. Democratic Creativity Ken Jones  11. Creativity, Creative Class, Smart Power, Social Reproduction and Symbolic Violence Bernard Darras  12. Creativity, The Arts And The Renewal Of Culture Peter Abbs  13. ‘Creativity’ and its Others: The Ongoing Project of Definition, Debate and Demonstration Rob Pope  14. Section B: Creativity, The Arts and Schools Julian Sefton-Green and Pat Thomson  15. Arts in Schools as a Change Model: Education for the Arts and Aesthetic Experience Alain Kerlan  16. Approaches to Creativity in Education in the United Kingdom Anna Craft  17. Constructing Assessment for Creative Learning Pamela Burnard  18. Approaches to Promoting Creativity in Chinese, Japanese, and US Preschools Joseph Tobin, Akiko Hayashi, and Jie Zhang  19. Contemporary Aesthetic Theory and Models Of Creativity in Visual Arts Education in The United States Tracie Costantino  20. Drama as Creative Learning Jonothon Neelands  21. Learning In and Through The Arts Mike Fleming  22. Section C: Creative Curiculum and Pedagogy Ken Jones  23. Curriculum Integration and The Disciplines of Knowledge James Beane  24. Ways of Knowing and Teaching: How Teachers Create Valuable Learning Opportunities (Pedagogical Capital) By Making Knowledge the Means and not just the Ends in Classrooms Debra Hayes  25. English for an Era of Instability: Aesthetics, Ethics, Creativity And Design Gunther Kress  26. Room 13 and The Contemporary Practice of Artist-Learners Jeff Adams  27. The Relationship between Creativity and Studio Thinking Lois Hetland and Ellen Winner  28. The Gallery as a Site for Creative Learning Emily Pringle  29. Creative Digital Cultures: Informal Learning beyond the School Julian Sefton-Green  30. Redesigning School Spaces: Creating Possibilities for Learning Barbara Comber and Helen Nixon  31. Creative Pedagogies and the Contemporary School Classroom Michael Dezuanni and Anita Jentikoff  32. 'Real Audience Pedagogy' - Creative Learning and Digital Space Julian McDougall, and Dave Trotman  33. Reconciliation Pedagogy, Identity and Community Funds of Knowledge: Borderwork In South African Classrooms Ana Ferreira and Hilary Janks  34. Miners, Diggers, Ferals and Show-Men: Creative School-Community Projects Pat Thomson  35. Alternatives in Student Assessment: The Cultural Competency Record (Ccr) Max Fuchs and Rolf Witte  36. Judgement, Authority and Legitimacy: Evaluating Creative Learning Julian Sefton-Green  37. Creative Learning Grant Wiggins  38. Section D Creative School And System Change Pat Thomson  39. 21st Century Skills are on Mercury: Learning, Life and School Reform Andy Hargreaves  40. Capacity Building: Introduction Pat Thomson  41. Outsider | Insiders: Becoming a Creative Partner with Schools Nic Owen  42. The Grit in the Oyster: Creative Partners as Catalysts for School Reform in the UK and the US Arnold Aprill, Gail Burnaford and Patrica Cochrane  43. The Cultural Rucksack in Norway. Does the National Model entail a Programme for Educational Change? Jorunn Spord Borgen  44. From Network Learning to Classroom Teaching Anne Lieberman and Diane Wood  45. Public Policy Partnerships For Creative Learning David Holland  46. Professional Learning for Creative Teaching and Learning Richard Hatcher  47. Whole School Change: Introduction Pat Thomson  48. Creativity in School Design Catherine Burke  49. What the Arts can Teach School Reform George Noblit, and Michael G. Gunzenhauser  50. Creativity in Scottish School Curriculum and Pedagogy Moira Hulme, Ian Menter and James Conroy  51. The Challenges of Developing System Wide Indicators of Creativity Reform: The Case of Creative Partnerships, UK David Parker, and Naranee Ruthra-Rajan  52. Conclusion: The Importance of Pedagogically Focused Leadership Pat Thomson


    Dr. Julian Sefton-Green is an independent consultant and researcher working in Education and the Cultural and Creative Industries. He is a special Professor of Education at The University of Nottingham, UK, and an Adjunct Associate Research Professor at the University of South Australia.

    Dr Pat Thomson is Professor of Education at The University of Nottingham. She was commissioned by Creative Partnerships to produce a literature review on whole school change (available on the CP website) and is directing the largest CP national research project on how schools have taken up the offer made by CP.

    Dr. Liora Bresler is a Professor at the College of Education, and at the School of Art and Design, and a Fellow at the Academy of Entrepreneurial Leadership at the University of Illinois at Champaign. 

    Dr Ken Jones is Professor of Education at Keele University. He has taught English in London comprehensive schools, and been a teacher educator in London.