Developing creativity: aligning community, learning and teaching practices

Teresa Swirski, Leigh Wood, Ian Solomonides

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    Abstract

    We propose a discussion framework for developing creativity as a graduate capability. Itbegins by investigating creativity and its correlation to community of practice principles.This is followed by an analysis of capabilities and the context of creativity within highereducation. Finally it outlines a selection of learning theories and taxonomies thatindicate how creativity could be developed within curriculum design. Within ourglobalised society, higher education is challenged, and has the opportunity, to developcreative capabilities within its learning environments. Graduates who possess creativecapabilities have the self-efficacy to expand and express their learning. This knowledgecreation can equip individuals and communities with the capability and confidence toexplore, interpret and successfully deal with personal and socio-economic changes.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEngaging communities
    EditorsMark Barrow, Kathryn Sutherland
    Place of PublicationMilpera, NSW, Australia
    PublisherHERDSA
    Pages1-12
    Number of pages12
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    EventHigher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Annual Conference - Rotorua, New Zealand, New Zealand
    Duration: 01 Jul 200804 Jul 2008

    Conference

    ConferenceHigher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Annual Conference
    CountryNew Zealand
    Period01/07/0804/07/08

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    Swirski, T., Wood, L., & Solomonides, I. (2008). Developing creativity: aligning community, learning and teaching practices. In M. Barrow, & K. Sutherland (Eds.), Engaging communities (pp. 1-12). HERDSA.