Engaging Children: Creatively and Critically

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Engaging Children: Creatively and Critically

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Edited by Mary Drinkwater

Year: 2013

Format: Paperback

 

Global neoliberal policies have resulted in a narrowing of the purpose of creativity in schools to one of developing students as human capital for the global market. Through an interdisciplinary approach, chapter authors in this book challenge this narrow notion and offer both theoretical and research-based support to argue the need for a much broader purpose for creativity in schools.

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Global neoliberal policies have resulted in a narrowing of the purpose of creativity in schools to one of developing students as human capital for the global market.  Through an interdisciplinary approach, chapter authors in this book challenge this narrow notion and offer both theoretical and research-based support to argue the need for a much broader purpose for  creativity in schools. In a truly robust democracy, our educational systems must engage children in issues that are linked to local and global issues both creatively and critically. Chapter in this edition include: creativity and policy; creativity and pedagogy; and creativity and professional development or capacity building.

Introduction
Mary A. Drinkwater

Part I: Creativity and Policy
The Socio-Cultural Influences on Teachers’, Parents’ and Students’ Perceptions of Creativity
Shu-Yi Chiu

Compromised Creativity in an Out-of-School Digital Storytelling Workshop
Prue Wales

Part II: Creativity and Pedagogy
Experiencing Visual Metaphors: The Perception of the Theatre and Imagery by Children and Youth in Oppressive Situations
Sofia Pantouvaki

A Classroom Case Study of Socio-Emotional Learning: The Relationship between Emotion and Creative Thinking
Phil Fitzsimmons and Edie Lanphar

Listening to Creativity: Narratives of Children in an Inclusive School
Annie Koshi and Rukmini Bhaya Nair

Interaction in Education: Insights from Research in Social Cognition
Richard Stöckle-Schobel

Part III: Creativity and Professional Development
Creative Teaching and Teachers’ Competencies
Lilian Dabdoub Alvarado

Enabling the Enablers of Creative Learning: Considering the Professional Development of Facilitators of Creativity
Jo Trowsdale

Mary A. Drinkwater is completing her PhD dissertation in Theory and Policy Studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto.  Her current research utilizes a comparative international case study approach to explore primary teachers understanding of their use of the arts in Ontario, Canada and Maasailand, southern Kenya.