Creative learning in education

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Creative learning in schools represents a specific form of learning that involves creative expression in the context of academic learning. Opportunities for students to engage in creative learning can range from smaller scale curricular experiences that benefit their own and others' learning to larger scale initiatives that can make positive and lasting contributions to the learning and lives of people in and beyond the walls of classrooms and schools. In this way, efforts aimed at supporting creative learning represent an important form of positive education. The purpose of this chapter is to introduce and discuss the co-constitutive factors involved in creative learning. The chapter opens by clarifying the nature of creative learning and then discusses interrelated roles played by students, teachers, academic subject matter, uncertainty, and context in creative learning. The chapter closes by outlining future directions for research on creative learning and positive education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Handbook of Positive Education
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9783030645373
ISBN (Print)9783030645366
StatePublished - Jun 24 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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