Artists and Higher Education Partnerships: A Living Enquiry
Education Journal
Volume 4, Issue 3, May 2015, Pages: 98-105
Received: Dec. 15, 2014; Accepted: Apr. 12, 2015; Published: May 5, 2015
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Authors
Pam Burnard, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Carol Holliday, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Susanne Jasilek, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Afrodita Nikolova, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
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Abstract
In this article our central argument is that we should be promoting creative education and that this is a necessity, not an option. How creative education is applied by and to different individuals, groups of people, in different communities, institutions and societies, historically and culturally, is dependent on how the term ‘creativity’ is grounded, politicised, and practised. We are told that we need new thinking in the current world crises of economics and global environmental concerns. We are also told that in education, a new critically reflexive form of creativity is in order to address the task of the age of reconciling the need for a stable, safe, ethical and empathetic world within which a productive, adaptive and innovative workforce can operate. In this article we make a case and provide evidence from several projects for how artists-in-residence transform higher education and provide teachers and learners an excellent resource for exploring a creative paradigm to guide pedagogic practices.
Keywords
Creativity, Artist-In-Residence, Creative Higher Education, Teaching Method Meets Art
To cite this article
Pam Burnard, Carol Holliday, Susanne Jasilek, Afrodita Nikolova, Artists and Higher Education Partnerships: A Living Enquiry, Education Journal. Vol. 4, No. 3, 2015, pp. 98-105. doi: 10.11648/j.edu.20150403.12
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