ERIC Number: EJ1044764
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
Understanding the Complexities of Cognition and Creativity to Reform Higher Education Practice
Welkener, Michelle M.
International Journal of Educational Reform, v22 n3 p221-234 Sum 2013
This article focuses on the connections between the cognitive dimension of human meaning-making and creativity, using a metaphor from the artistic process of additive sculpture as a framework. The author weaves together various theoretical perspectives about cognition and creativity and shares the promise of recognizing the nexus of these notions for promoting students' learning and development. Implications for human agency, teaching and learning in higher education, and future research are discussed to promote understanding of these complex ideas and inspire the reform of practice in postsecondary contexts.
Descriptors: Educational Change, Schemata (Cognition), Creativity, Correlation, Figurative Language, Educational Practices, Guidelines, Higher Education, Sculpture, Educational Research, Teaching Methods, Futures (of Society)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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