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ERIC Number: EJ865168
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0218-8791
Teaching for Creativity: From Sage to Guide to Meddler
McWilliam, Erica
Asia Pacific Journal of Education, v29 n3 p281-293 Sep 2009
This paper serves three purposes. First, it makes a case for seeing creativity as a key learning outcome in our times, and thus the core business of education. It then goes on to examine the nexus of creativity and pedagogy, showing the conceptual work done to demonstrate creativity as a learnable set of dispositions and capabilities. Finally and most importantly, the paper argues the value of a pedagogical approach the author calls "Meddling-in-the-Middle", in augmenting and enhancing the repertoires of "Sage-on-the-Stage" and "Guide-on-the-Side" in order to build students' creative capacity. Examples are given of what these meta-approaches might look like in relation to the teaching of Shakespeare. The author concludes by arguing the important connection between Meddling pedagogy and creative capacity building. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A