As creative economies and industries continue to impact emerging markets and cultural conversations, creative education seems no more central to these conversations than it was a decade ago. Two recent Creativity Summits marked a collaborative milestone in the global conversation about creative teaching, learning, ecologies, and partnerships, signaling a turn from nation-based approaches to more globally-networked ones. This essay and the summits offer not only an international and interdisciplinary survey of the “state of play” in creativity education, but also collaboratively-generated strategies for strengthening creative research in tertiary education contexts, teacher education, cross-sectoral partnerships, and policy directions internationally.
Creative Formats, Creative Futures
Leon de Bruin is a Teaching Associate in the Faculty of Education at Monash University. Email: email@example.com.
Video footage authors/presenters: Geraldine Burke, Pamela Burnard, Robyn Ewing, Christine Hatton, Robyn Heckenberg, Mary Ann Hunter, Kim Keamy, Shari Lindblom, Erica McWilliam, Donna Mathewson Mitchell, Mary Mooney, Jonathan Purdy, Mark Selkrig, Pat Thomson, and Susan Wright. Funders include the Australian Research Council (DECRA grant, Anne Harris) and Australian Association of Research in Education (AARE) Special Interest Group.
Our thanks to the Australian Centre for the Moving Image for hosting the 2016 Creativity Summit, and to Alta Truden for her videographic and photographic documentation and film editing of the event.
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Anne Harris, Susan Davis, Kim Snepvangers, Leon de Bruin; Creative Formats, Creative Futures. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 1 June 2017; 6 (2): 48–61. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2017.6.2.48
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