Book Chapter

Good Question: Exploring Epistemology and Ontology in Arts Education and Creativity

S Wright, L deBruin, P Burnard, S Davis

Creativities in Arts Education, Research and Practice: International Perspectives for the Future of Learning and Teaching | Brill Academic Publishers | Published : 2018

Abstract

It seems to me that one of the big challenges for creativity-focused work is to grapple with actually defining what we mean by creativity - which we all know is a slippery topic. I'll just put it right out there and say that my preferred definition of creativity, stemming from Sternberg and Lubart (1995), is the process of generating ideas that are novel and bringing into existence a product that is appropriate and of high quality. Several authors have written extensively on the topic of creativity. I've synthesised some of this literature (Wright, 2010), elaborating on how creativity is both a cognitive/mental and a personality trait, and how creative processes and products are shaped by th..

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