Share Paper: Failing to succeed: The value of failure in creativity

  1. Edwin Creely, Monash University, Australia
  2. Michael Henderson, Monash University, Australia
  3. Danah Henriksen, Arizona State University, United States
Thursday, March 21 1:45 PM-2:15 PM Santa Monica 2

Abstract: Creativity is often aligned, in the academic literature and in policy, with desired 21st century skills. Creativity is also positioned as a vital part of education for digital futures and for the technology-driven learning settings and work lives that students will inevitably face. However, often missing in the writing and the rhetorics about creativity is the link between creativity and failure. We contend that an affirmative view of failure within education, and the designing of learning environments that recognise productive failure, is vital. The affirmation of failure as a pedagogical principle is an integral part of not only fostering creativity ...