Creativity, risk-taking, education

by | Sunday, January 03, 2021

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The last EduSummit (2019) was held in Quebec, Canada and I was a member of Thematic Working Group 3 (TWG3) on Creativity for Teachers and Teaching led by Michael Henderson and Danah Henriksen. The work we did at the meeting has led to an article around creativity, risk-taking, education in global contexts.

In the article we review the literature on creativity, risk-taking and failure. We then describe our narrative inquiry-based research approach and present the six international vignettes where creative risk and failure were instantiated. The case study I shared was the story of the work we did with the Miami Globe school district. I had written about that work previously here and here.

Citation and link to the article below. Enjoy.

Henriksen, D., Henderson, M. Creely, E., Carvalho, Ana A., Cernochova, M., Dash, D., Davis, T., & Mishra, P. (2020). Creativity and risk-taking in teaching and learning settings: Insights from six international narratives. International Journal of Educational Research Open. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijedro.2020.100024

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