Teaching creativity across the curriculum through design education?

Page, T. ORCID: 0000-0002-6622-0810 and Thorsteinsson, G., 2017. Teaching creativity across the curriculum through design education? i-manager's Journal of Educational Technology, 14 (1), pp. 7-19. ISSN 0973-0559

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This article examines the effectiveness of design as a subject fulfilling its role of developing creativity within students by allowing and supporting the behaviour and its expression. Creativity in education has been a pressing issue for many countries throughout recent history, once again resurfacing as a key topic for discussion, yet the term is still surrounded by mystery and discrepancies. This study attempts to establish teachers' understandings and definitions of creativity, outlining their methods for nurturance, through a triangulation of research. Evidence returned inconclusive of exact definition held by a majority, however multiple themes arose throughout, demystifying and adding to areas of the current body of knowledge. Implications for greater acknowledgment to the creative process rather than exclusively to product that abides by restrictive criteria, were highlighted as steps in the right direction for effective development of creativity within design as a subject, in educational institutions.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: i-manager's Journal of Educational Technology
Creators: Page, T. and Thorsteinsson, G.
Publisher: i-manager Publications
Date: 18 May 2017
Volume: 14
Number: 1
ISSN: 0973-0559
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Depositing User: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 03 Jan 2018 12:02
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2018 12:02
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/32255

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