The 7 Transdisciplinary Cognitive Skills for Creative Education

  • Danah Henriksen

About this book


This book focuses on rethinking creativity for 21st century education. The specific emphasis examines the way that creativity spans disciplines, through a set of common thinking skills that the most accomplished thinkers in any field use. These seven transdisciplinary thinking skills are rooted in historical exemplars of creativity across disciplines. We examine these skills in more detail, chapter by chapter, to offer examples of what each skill looks like in disciplines ranging from art to science, or music to math, and beyond. This set of thinking skills reflects the way that creativity may look different across fields, yet there are common paths of creative thinking that cut across disciplinary boundaries. Beyond this each chapter also considers applications for such skills in 21st century educational contexts, with an eye toward creative teaching and technology. In all of this, the book weaves together broad cultural examples of creativity and the seven transdisciplinary skills, alongside specific application-based examples from technology and teacher education.


Creative Education Cognitive Skills AECT Transdisciplinary Creativity Design Thinking

Authors and affiliations

  • Danah Henriksen
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Educational Leadership and InnovationMary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State UniversityPhoenixUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information © AECT 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-59544-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-59545-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2196-498X
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-4998
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