Book Chapter

Creative Ecologies in Education Futures

Leon de Bruin, Anne M Harris

Creativity Under Duress in Education? | Springer | Published : 2019


The challenge to foster greater creativity in education systems represents a range of diverse and complex affordances and constraints. Creativity research in education spans policy, teaching, learning and assessment, as well as environments within and beyond the school that promote creative encounters. Worldwide, creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills are marked as essential for effective learners and future employees. Creativity is closely linked with the development of flexible thinking and lateral problem-solving. Yet a shift is occurring from interest in creative individuals to creative ecologies in sociocultural formations of digitally networked cultures and collabora..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

The empirical research discussed in this chapter was funded by the Australian Research Council DECRA fellowship: Anne Harris, Project #DE140100421, The Creative Turn: Creativity and Innovation in Secondary Schools (2014-2016).