NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
ERIC Number: EJ991125
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec-10
Pages: 36
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8094
Humanizing Creativity: Valuing Our Journeys of Becoming
Chappell, Kerry
International Journal of Education & the Arts, v13 n8 Dec 2012
In this paper we explore the relationship between creativity and identity in dance education. We consider how, when creating dance, young people can go on a "journey of becoming"; how in the process of making dance, they are also being made. We draw on the Dance Partners for Creativity research, a qualitative in depth study of creative partnership practice in secondary level English dance education, to develop these ideas. Understanding the journeys of becoming within this research has helped us to refine the concept of "humanising creativity". This is an active process of change guided by compassion and shared values. It comes from people engaging in collaborative thinking and joint action to imaginatively develop new ideas which are valuable to them and their community. The research and conceptual development leads us to suggest that educationally, we might better recognise and value the journeys of becoming at the heart of humanising creativity, not only within dance but perhaps more widely. (Contains 7 figures and 3 footnotes.) ["Humanizing Creativity: Valuing Our Journeys of Becoming" was written with Anna R. Craft, Linda M. Rolfe, and Veronica Jobbins.]
International Journal of Education & the Arts. 1310 South 6th Street, Champaign, IL 61820. Tel: 402-472-9958; Fax: 402-472-2837; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)