Education problem: Creativity

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Literature review: Creativity problem for Education

This “Ten Problems for Education in the 2020s” booklet identifies ten relevant areas from very recent contributions put forward at academic level in the form journal articles, conference proceedings and students theses. Ten freely accessible internet references have been selected for each area and direct links are provided at the end of each chapter for own consultation. Our selected references do not intend to mirror ranking indexes nor establish novel classifications. On the contrary, they are meant to represent peer-reviewed, diverse and scientifically-sound case studies for vertical dissemination aimed at non-specialist readers. They will also be able to scoop even more references through the bibliography that is reported at the end of each selected reference.

Without further ado, these are the ten problems that we are going to introduce in this booklet:

  1. funding, 
  2. safety,
  3. technology,
  4. standardization,
  5. teachers,
  6. lifelong learning,
  7. diversity,
  8. creativity,
  9. accreditation,
  10. new trends.

Each problem has its own dedicated chapter made of an introductory section, a short presentation of the ten selected references and a conclusions section.

The final chapter of this booklet will report the conclusions from each chapter again in order to provide a complete executive summary.

8 Creativity

THE PROBLEM — Creativity, culture, and systems all constitute complex, changing domains of knowledge in academia, but there have been relatively few studies of how courses can facilitate the development of creative skills. It is argued that creativity happens through iterations of failure that lead toward ultimate success and learning, which opens debates around risk-taking and risk-averse educational policies or environments.

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CONCLUSIONS — Polish teachers use only a few of the methods recommended to facilitate creativity, which may lead to a low level of this competence among the students. The arrival of COVID-19 and the sudden cessation of in-field practicum opportunities raised challenges for students to gain needed practice experience. Some applications of creativity theory which arise as beneficial to teaching, include employing open assignments. Teachers in South Africa acknowledge a serious lack of computer knowledge and skills to meaningfully integrate computers to promote learners’ academic performance. Technology in an education field provides many opportunities for creativity enhancement. Aspects of creativity in educational policies include questioning, developing alternate ideas, ‘seeing’ things differently, innovation, curiosity, problem solving and evaluating. Explicit articulation of creativity-related learning goals on engineering syllabi is quite limited. Much of the literature surrounding mathematical creative thinking is centered on trying to quantify an individual’s creative thinking abilities. Risk taking and failure are pivotal for the emergence of creativity in teaching and learning. Despite the fact that many countries have dissimilarities with implementing creativity in educational reforms, they all know creativity’s weight in modern education.

TEN FREE REFERENCES FROM THE INTERNET — … buy this booklet from Amazon …

“Ten Problems for Education in the 2020s” booklet for Amazon Kindle, 2020; click on the cover to go to the dedicated Amazon listing page

booklet updated on 26 Jan 2021, now on sale as version 1.1

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Literature Reviews for Inquisitive Minds