Share Paper: Mobilizing Creativity: Democratic and Humanizing Approaches to Creativity in the Classroom

  1. Rohit Mehta, Iowa State University, United States
  2. Danah Henriksen, Arizona State University, United States
Thursday, March 29 2:15-2:45 PM Wright

Abstract: While much creativity scholarship has focused on internal, psychological, psychometric, individualistic, and giftedness applications—the realities of creative work and practice through history have gone beyond this, toward social, contextual and inclusive spaces. Recent years have seen research extend into these social realms. From personal avocations to social applications of creativity, from a focus on creative process to a cultural and collaborative value of situated contexts, creativity, by nature, has pushed back on oppressive or marginalizing norms and standards in education—which makes it an ally for causes of educational equity and social justice. Further, as digital technologies have shifted the way ...