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Creative Contradictions in Education

Cross Disciplinary Paradoxes and Perspectives

  • Ronald A. Beghetto
  • Bharath Sriraman
  • Provides a highly unique and provocative perspective on the topic of creativity and education

  • Brings together leading cross-disciplinary experts to weigh-in on the creative contradictions in education

  • Provides fresh cross-disciplinary insights into how these paradoxes might be resolved or better addressed

  • Introduces new approaches and methodologies for examining long-standing creative contradictions in education


Part of the Creativity Theory and Action in Education book series (CTAE, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Uncovering Conceptual Issues & Barriers

  3. Practical Applications & Promising Directions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Robert Root-Bernstein, Michele Root-Bernstein
      Pages 143-164
    3. Jennifer M. Zosh, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Rebecca A. Dore
      Pages 165-180
    4. Per Øystein Haavold, Alv Birkeland
      Pages 181-199
    5. Cynthia A. Burnett, Kathryn P. Haydon
      Pages 201-220
    6. Anthony E. Middlebrooks
      Pages 265-280

About this book


Creative Contradictions in Education is a provocative collection of essays by international experts who tackle difficult questions about creativity in education from a cross-disciplinary perspective. The contributors to this volume examine and provide fresh insights into the tensions and contradictions that researchers and educators face when attempting to understand and apply creativity in educational contexts.    Creativity in education is surrounded by many contradictions. Teachers generally value creativity, but question the role it can and should play in their classroom. Many educators find themselves feeling caught between the push to promote students’ creative thinking skills and the pull to meet external curricular mandates, increased performance monitoring, and various other curricular constraints. This book brings together leading experts who provide fresh, cross-disciplinary insights into how creative contradictions in education might be addressed. Contributors will draw from existing empirical and theoretical work, but push beyond “what currently is” and comment on future possibilities. This includes challenging the orthodoxy of traditional conceptions of creativity in education or making a case for maintaining particular orthodoxies.    


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ronald A. Beghetto
    • 1
  • Bharath Sriraman
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Educational PsychologyUniversity of ConnecticutStorrs, CTUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mathematical SciencesThe University of MontanaMissoula, MTUSA

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