Part 1: What is the relationship between technology and creativity?

ID: 52616 Type: Symposium
  1. Danah Henriksen, Arizona State University, United States
  2. Michael Henderson and Edwin Creely, Monash University, Australia
  3. Aman Yadav and Jon Good, Michigan State University, United States
  4. Aroutis Foster and Mamta Shah, Drexel University, United States
  5. William Cain and John Bell, Michigan State University, United States
  6. Shaunna Smith, Texas State University, United States
  7. Rohit Mehta, Iowa State University, United States
  8. Tony Millican, Akesha Horton, and Dennis Armstrong, Air University, United States
  9. Punya Mishra, Arizona State University, United States

Wednesday, March 28 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Location: Bell View on map

Presider: Kathryn Rich, Michigan State University, United States

Abstract: In this symposium, we explore the interrelationship between technology and creativity, to consider the critical and complex nature between these areas of 21st century education. Creativity is a principal driver for growth and new innovations, and is an attribute of thinking, learning and solving problems in our complex world. Issues of education and technology have also been foregrounded in recent decades—as the potential for, power of, and affordances and constraints in new technologies abound in educational research and practice. As these two areas have arisen in 21st century education they can inform each other. Technologies are tools for thinking; and new technologies have the power to enhance and expand creative work, through affordances for seeing, doing, making, creating and thinking in new ways. However, this is not an automatic effect and the two areas exist in a complex relationship, particularly for teaching and learning. The presentations in this symposium explore and reflect on this relationship between education, technology and creativity, through examining research and practice in this space.

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