Training teachers for twenty-first century creative and critical thinking: Australian implications from an international study

Harris, A and De Bruin, L 2017, 'Training teachers for twenty-first century creative and critical thinking: Australian implications from an international study', Teaching Education, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 234-250.


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Title Training teachers for twenty-first century creative and critical thinking: Australian implications from an international study
Author(s) Harris, A
De Bruin, L
Year 2017
Journal name Teaching Education
Volume number 29
Issue number 3
Start page 234
End page 250
Total pages 17
Publisher Routledge
Abstract Creativity in education is currently dominated by discourses pertaining to both a neo-liberalisation of arts education and a more widespread attention to the economic potential of diverse creativities. This study applies new thinking regarding creative educational advancement that is adaptive and critically reflexive to the tasks of reconciling the need for safe, ethical and empathetic learning environments and the production of adaptive and innovative twenty-first century workforces. This study of Australian secondary schools analyses perceptions, understandings and actions, and impediments to creativity in classrooms. This study asserts significant implications for the need to foster effective environmental and ecological approaches to engaging in creative practices in Australian secondary schools. It establishes a creativity index through which school leaders and teachers can routinely measure, develop and adjust their school environment's, students' and teachers' creative skills and capacities, pedagogic practices and assessment of creativity across the 'education lifespan'.
Subject Higher Education
Education Assessment and Evaluation
Educational Psychology
Keyword(s) Australian curriculum
creative and critical thinking
Creativity
general capabilities
teacher education
DOI - identifier 10.1080/10476210.2017.1384802
Copyright notice © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor and Francis Group
ISSN 1047-6210
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