Part 1: What is the relationship between technology and creativity?
Wednesday, March 28 3:00 PM-4:00 PM
Presider:Kathryn Rich, Michigan State University, United States
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.