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Creativity Theory and Action in Education

Creative Contradictions in Education

Cross Disciplinary Paradoxes and Perspectives

Editors: Beghetto, Ronald A, Sriraman, Bharath (Eds.)

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  • Provides a highly unique and provocative perspective on the topic of creativity and education
  • ​Brings together leading cross-disciplinary experts to weigh-in on the creative contradictions in education
  • Provides fresh cross-disciplinary insights into how these paradoxes might be resolved or better addressed 
  • Introduces new approaches and methodologies for examining long-standing creative contradictions in education
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Creative Contradictions in Education is a provocative collection of essays by international experts who tackle difficult questions about creativity in education from a cross-disciplinary perspective. The contributors to this volume examine and provide fresh insights into the tensions and contradictions that researchers and educators face when attempting to understand and apply creativity in educational contexts.    Creativity in education is surrounded by many contradictions. Teachers generally value creativity, but question the role it can and should play in their classroom. Many educators find themselves feeling caught between the push to promote students’ creative thinking skills and the pull to meet external curricular mandates, increased performance monitoring, and various other curricular constraints. This book brings together leading experts who provide fresh, cross-disciplinary insights into how creative contradictions in education might be addressed. Contributors will draw from existing empirical and theoretical work, but push beyond “what currently is” and comment on future possibilities. This includes challenging the orthodoxy of traditional conceptions of creativity in education or making a case for maintaining particular orthodoxies.    

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Big-C Versus Little-c Creativity: Definitions, Implications, and Inherent Educational Contradictions

    Pages 3-19

    Simonton, Dean Keith

  • The Nature of Creativity: Mayflies, Octopi, and the Best Bad Idea We Have

    Pages 21-35

    Smith, Jeffrey K. (et al.)

  • The Difference That Makes a ‘Creative’ Difference in Education

    Pages 37-54

    Glăveanu, Vlad Petre (et al.)

  • Avoiding Dogmatic Traps in Creativity and Education Through Awareness of Worldviews and Visual Metaphor

    Pages 55-73

    Ambrose, Don

  • Creative Interpretations of Educational Contradictions

    Pages 75-87

    Runco, Mark A.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Creative Contradictions in Education
Book Subtitle
Cross Disciplinary Paradoxes and Perspectives
Editors
  • Ronald A Beghetto
  • Bharath Sriraman
Series Title
Creativity Theory and Action in Education
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-21924-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-21924-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-21923-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-79369-6
Series ISSN
2509-5781
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 354
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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