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The Routledge International Handbook of Creative Learning

ISBN 9780415548892
Published August 25, 2011 by Routledge
504 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

1. The International Handbook of Creative Learning: Introduction  2. Section A. Theories and Histories: Creative Learning and its Contexts  3. Capitalism, Creativity and Learning: Some Chapters in a Relationship  4. The ‘Transformative Power’ of the Arts: History of an Idea  5. Mapping the Rhetorics of Creativity  6. Creativity of Formulaic Learning: Pedagogy of Imitation And Repetition  7. Creativity and the Arts in Chinese Societies  8. Psychological Research on Creativity  9. The Cult of Creativity: Opposition, Incorporation, Transformation  10. Democratic Creativity  11. Creativity, Creative Class, Smart Power, Social Reproduction and Symbolic Violence  12. Creativity, The Arts And The Renewal Of Culture  13. ‘Creativity’ and its Others: The Ongoing Project of Definition, Debate and Demonstration  14. Section B: Creativity, The Arts and Schools  15. Arts in Schools as a Change Model: Education for the Arts and Aesthetic Experience  16. Approaches to Creativity in Education in the United Kingdom 17. Constructing Assessment for Creative Learning  18. Approaches to Promoting Creativity in Chinese, Japanese, and US Preschools  19. Contemporary Aesthetic Theory and Models Of Creativity in Visual Arts Education in The United States  20. Drama as Creative Learning  21. Learning In and Through The Arts  22. Section C: Creative Curiculum and Pedagogy  23. Curriculum Integration and The Disciplines of Knowledge  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  25. English for an Era of Instability: Aesthetics, Ethics, Creativity And Design  26. Room 13 and The Contemporary Practice of Artist-Learners  27. The Relationship between Creativity and Studio Thinking  28. The Gallery as a Site for Creative Learning  29. Creative Digital Cultures: Informal Learning beyond the School  30. Redesigning School Spaces: Creating Possibilities for Learning  31. Creative Pedagogies and the Contemporary School Classroom  32. 'Real Audience Pedagogy' - Creative Learning and Digital Space  33. Reconciliation Pedagogy, Identity and Community Funds of Knowledge: Borderwork In South African Classrooms  34. Miners, Diggers, Ferals and Show-Men: Creative School-Community Projects  35. Alternatives in Student Assessment: The Cultural Competency Record (Ccr)  36. Judgement, Authority and Legitimacy: Evaluating Creative Learning  37. Creative Learning  38. Section D Creative School And System Change  39. 21st Century Skills are on Mercury: Learning, Life and School Reform  40. Capacity Building: Introduction  41. Outsider | Insiders: Becoming a Creative Partner with Schools  42. The Grit in the Oyster: Creative Partners as Catalysts for School Reform in the UK and the US  43. The Cultural Rucksack in Norway. Does the National Model entail a Programme for Educational Change?  44. From Network Learning to Classroom Teaching  45. Public Policy Partnerships for Creative Learning  46. Professional Learning for Creative Teaching and Learning  47. Whole School Change: Introduction  48. Creativity in School Design  49. What the Arts can Teach School Reform  50. Creativity in Scottish School Curriculum and Pedagogy  51. The Challenges of Developing System Wide Indicators of Creativity Reform: The Case of Creative Partnerships, UK  52. Conclusion: The Importance of Pedagogically Focused Leadership

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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.