Category Archives: Creativity

Social creativity: re-qualifying the creative economy

Despite a strong rhetoric of inclusion, both cultural and economic policies continue to reinforce the deep-seated belief that creativity is something (only) talented and artistic individuals do. This individualistic conception of creativity extends to the framing of the creative industries … Continue reading

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Education, Social Creativity and the Evolution of Society

The evolution of society, the transcendence of existing social structures, and how society creates itself rests in a function of education. In this article, the author examines education’s work as that of social creativity. The need for pedagogies of “educate … Continue reading

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Collective Creativity: Collaborative Work in the Sciences, Literature and the Arts

“Collective Creativity” combines complex and ambivalent concepts. While ‘creativity‘ is currently experiencing an inflationary boom in popularity, the term ‘collective’ appeared, until recently, rather controversial due to its ideological implications in twentieth-century politics. In a world defined by global cultural … Continue reading

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Fostering Collective Creativity

People tend to think of creativity as a mysterious solo act, and they typically reduce products to a single idea. However in complex product development, creativity involves a large number of people from different disciplines working effectively together to solve … Continue reading

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Creativity in Context

Creativity in Context is an update of The Social Psychology of Creativity, a classic text for researchers, students, and other interested readers. Creativity in Context incorporates extensive new material, going far beyond the original to provide a comprehensive picture of … Continue reading

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Collective Creativity – Where we are and where we might go

Creativity is individual, and it is social. The social aspects of creativity have become of increasing interest as systems have emerged that mobilize large numbers of people to engage in creative tasks. We examine research related to collective intelligence and … Continue reading

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The Fabric of Creativity

Gore is a strikingly contradictory company: a place where nerds can be mavericks; a place that’s impatient with the standard way of working, but more than patient with nurturing ideas and giving them time to flourish; a place that’s humble … Continue reading

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Making is Connecting – The Social meaning of Creativity

In Making is Connecting, David Gauntlett argues that through making things, people engage with the world and create connections with each other. Both online and offline, we see that people want to make their mark on the world, and to … Continue reading

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We Need to Rethink How We View Creativity

The creative leader‘s role is not to control, but to create the right environment, to mix things up, to change the dynamics, to protect the vision, to challenge people to keep learning. Leaders are not set up to know all … Continue reading

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Collaborative Environments to Foster Creativity, Reuse and Sharing of OER

The popularity of ICT within teachers has operated a shift between an individual way of producing resources to be used in class and a social way of doing it. Nowadays teachers do not have to be passive users, but reflective … Continue reading

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