SpringerBriefs in Educational Communications and Technology

Creativity, Technology & Education: Exploring their Convergence

Authors: Mishra, Punya, Henriksen, Danah

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  • Serves as a principal text for those examining the intersection of creativity, technology and education within a course
  • Offers a definition of creativity, ways of understanding the creative process, strategies to appraise creative output, as well as a technique for evaluating classrooms that support creativity
  • Explores ideas of creativity, technology and learning within the contexts of different disciplines, historical cases, and examples
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In this collection of beautifully written essays, Mishra, Henriksen, and the Deep-play Research Group challenge myths about technology and creativity, debate time-honored instructional practices, and play with new ideas for schools to care for and nurture, rather than constrain, creativity. These essays are provocative … refreshing, [and] insightful —Dr. Yong Zhao, Foundation Distinguished Professor, University of Kansas and Fellow, Mitchell Institute for Health and Education Policy, Victoria University, Australia.

What is creativity? Why is it important? What does it look like across different disciplines and contexts? What role does technology play, if any, in the creative process? And finally, what do creativity and technology have to do with education? These are the questions that underlie the collection of articles in this book.

These essays provide a broad analytic frame for thinking about creativity, technology and education and describe classroom examples as well as strategies for evaluating creative artifacts and creative environments. All of these are grounded in specific examples from across a wide range of disciplines and contexts—art, mathematics, engineering, computer science, graphic design, architecture, science to name just a few. The final essays take a broader perspective on creativity and technology focusing both on our highly inter-connected YouTube world but also possibilities for the future.

Creativity, Technology & Education: Exploring their Convergence is a vital resource for educators and practitioners as they seek to incorporate creative work and thoughtful pedagogy in their personal and professional lives. 

About the authors

Punya Mishra is Associate Dean of Scholarship & Innovation and Professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. He also has an affiliate faculty position in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. He is nationally and internationally recognized for his work on the theoretical, cognitive and social aspects related to the design and use of educational technologies. His more recent work has focused on educational innovation, creativity and aesthetics. Punya is a gifted, creative and engaging public speaker, as well as an accomplished visual artist and poet. 

Danah Henriksen is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Innovation at Arizona State University. Her current work and research highlight aspects of creativity, thinking skills, and design thinking for education. Her work has been published in both peer-reviewed journals as well as practitioner venues. She has co-edited special issues on creativity and technology for both the  Journal of Technology and Teacher Education and TechTrends. She teaches courses on educational psychology, systems change and leadership, design thinking and creativity in educational settings. 

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-70275-9
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Softcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-70274-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Creativity, Technology & Education: Exploring their Convergence
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Educational Communications and Technology
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
AECT
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-70275-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-70275-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-70274-2
Series ISSN
2196-498X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 124
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