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ERIC Number: EJ804964
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-0141-1926
Educating the Creative Workforce: New Directions for Twenty-First Century Schooling
McWilliam, Erica; Haukka, Sandra
British Educational Research Journal, v34 n5 p651-666 Oct 2008
This article sets out reasons for arguing that creativity is not garnish to the roast of industry or of education--i.e. the reasoning behind Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi's insistence that creativity is not only about elites but involves everyone. This article investigates three key domains--scholarship, commerce and learning--to argue the importance of moving creativity from the margins of formal education to its centre. First, the article elaborates the scholarly work being done to bring definitional clarity to the concept of creativity, moving it from the realm of mystery, serendipity and individual genius to a definitional field that is more amenable to analysis. It then provides evidence about the extent to which creative capacity is being understood to be a powerful economic driver, not simply the province of the arts and the hobbyist. Finally, it examines new learning theory and its implications for formal education, noting both the possibilities and pitfalls in preparing young people for creative workforce futures. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom