Developing Creativity in Higher Education
An Imaginative Curriculum
Edited by Norman Jackson, Martin Oliver, Malcolm Shaw, James Wisdom
Routledge – 2006
Graduates face a world of complexity which demands flexibility, adaptability, self-reliance and innovation, but while the development of creativity is embedded in the English National Curriculum and in workplace training, the higher education sector has yet to fully recognise its importance.
This book highlights how pressures such as quality assurance, peer review systems, demands for greater efficiency and increased research output are effectively discouraging innovation and creativity in higher education. It makes a bold case for the integration of creativity in higher education, drawing together contributors and research from around the world and explores valuable lessons learnt from those working in schools and professional organisations.
Offering a wealth of advice on how to foster creativity on an individual and an institutional level, this book encourages lecturers to engage with the ideas and practice involved in helping students to be creative in all areas of their study.
'What is encompassed in Developing creativity in higher education? Are we concerned with developing creativity in relevant teachers, students,processes, and/or curricula; with pedagogicpractice and/or theory; with institutional practice and/or public policy? The answer turns out to be “all of them and more” and all in little more than 200 pages. A daunting task, but this edited volume does all these topics justice to a remarkable extent.' - British Journal of Educational Technology Vol 38 No 2 2007
'This excellent book brings together views on creativity in Higher Education developed over a number of years by academics working in various disciplines.' - Physical Sciences Educational Reviews
1 Helping creative people to be creative 2. Creativity in organisations 3. Creativity in schools' education 4. Creativity for a world of complexity The Conditions For Creativity In HE: Introduction 5. Creativity and curricula in higher education: academics' perspectives 6. Creativity: the students' perspectives 7. Disciplinary perspectives on creativity 8. Creativity within graduate attributes profiles A Curriculum For Creativity: Introduction 9. Developing Student Creativity 10. Enhancing students' creativity through creative thinking techniques 11. Assessing students' creativity 12. Enhancing students' creativity through imaginative processes for learning : Developing staff to teach creatively 13. Making sense of creativity