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ERIC Number: EJ1059094
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-2368-4526
The Transformative Potential of Creative Assignments in Higher Education
Duenkel, Nicky
Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, v6 p111-116 2013
This paper encourages shifts in praxis to promote the thoughtful inclusion of creativity into higher education assignments in order to broaden and deepen student experience, and offer greater integration between required assignments and the complexity of students' lives. Obstacles to integrating creativity into academia are also briefly explored. An example of what is meant by a creative assignment, from a second-year undergraduate Community Studies course, is offered, illustrating the transformative learning potential that can be stimulated through this application. Faculty observations and quotes from student surveys serve as additional evidence of students' enthusiasm, growth, and personal empowerment achieved through this type of assignment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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