5x5x5=creativity: art as a transformative practice

París, G and Hay, P (2019) '5x5x5=creativity: art as a transformative practice.' International Journal of Art & Design Education. ISSN 1476-8062

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1111/jade.12229

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to share ideas from 5x5x5=creativity, a research initiative established in Bath (UK) in 2000, with the aim of developing and embedding a creative and reflective pedagogy in schools and early years settings. 5x5x5=creativity research, in partnership with schools, educators, artists, creative professionals, mentors and cultural centres, aims to raise the aspirations and improve the life chances of children and young people as creative learners. In our research we want to develop creative reflective practice and influence systemic educational change. This research defends the special role of the arts in developing a more flexible concept of education through curiosity and creativity, together with the capacity for the arts for allows ‘possibility thinking’ through a creative and critical pedagogy. In this article we analyse the impact of the artists’ involvement on the development of a creative, reflective pedagogy in schools. As both artists and educators we believe it is necessary to challenge current orthodoxies and establish creative and critical thinking at the heart of learning for both children and adults.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: creativity, art, education, transformative practice, creativity pedagogy, schools, artists
Divisions: Institute for Education
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2019 09:46
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019 08:47
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