• Creativity and art education: gaps between theories and practices

Mottram, Judith, 2016, Book Section, Creativity and art education: gaps between theories and practices In: Corazza, Giovanni Emanuele and Agnoli, Sergio, (eds.) Multidisciplinary Contributions to the Science of Creative Thinking. Creativity in the Twenty First Century . Springer, Singapore, pp. 281-299. ISBN 978-981-287-617-1

Abstract or Description:

This chapter reports on a study within the fine art field on whether models of creativity as described in other fields are reflected within university studio art teaching. As this discussion is located within a multidisciplinary collection of essays on creativity we first highlight two points reflecting assumptions about artistic creativity held beyond the field and based on historically located perspectives no longer operational within the field. The first is the idea that art might have a concern with beauty, and the second that creative capabilities are a special gift. Both would be contested to varying degrees within the world of art in the university or contemporary gallery. We also note a range of different perspectives on creativity within the fine arts, drawing on assumptions not necessarily framed by an understanding of contemporary thinking about creativity.

CollaboratorJourneaux, Jill
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
Creative Arts and Design > W700 Crafts
Other > Education > X300 Academic studies in Education > X340 Academic studies in Tertiary Education > X342 Academic studies in Higher Education
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-618-8
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2016 14:00
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2018 15:46
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/1957
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