Teaching Creativity - Derek Pigrum (Hardcover)

Multi-mode Transitional Practices

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Barcode
9781847060389
Department
Books
Released
20 Jun 2009
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
Derek Pigrum
Anthony Haynes (Editor)
Subtitle
Multi-mode Transitional Practices
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Bloomsbury USA Academic
Series
Continuum Studies in Educational Research
Language
English
Number of Pages
199
Dimensions
241 x 165 x 25mm (476g)

Summary

  • This study is concerned with creativity in education - especially in arts education (broadly conceived to include the visual arts, music, and creative writing). It takes as its starting point Nietzsche's view that works of art do not appear "as if by magic".

    Using insights from philosophy, psychoanalysis, and semiotics, the book examines the creative processes of many artists in different media, showing how art works often result from processes of construction, deconstruction, and reconstruction that may be long and laborious. Pigrum demonstrates how teachers and their students in all sectors of education may gain from a better, systematic, understanding of such processes.
    This study is concerned with creativity in education - especially in arts education (broadly conceived to include the visual arts, music, and creative writing). It takes as its starting point Nietzsche's view that works of art do not appear "as if by magic".

    Using insights from philosophy, psychoanalysis, and semiotics, the book examines the creative processes of many artists in different media, showing how art works often result from processes of construction, deconstruction, and reconstruction that may be long and laborious. Pigrum demonstrates how teachers and their students in all sectors of education may gain from a better, systematic, understanding of such processes.

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General Subject
Education
BISAC Subject 1
Education / General
BISAC Subject 2
Education / General
BIC Classification 1
Philosophy & theory of education
Library Subject 1
Creative thinking; Study and teaching.
Library Subject 2
Arts; Study and teaching.
Dewey Classification
700.71

Author Bio

Derek Pigrum has been a Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Education at the University of Bath since 2001. He is an active member of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain and has written a number of articles and chapters on creativity, art and research.

Review Quotes

'The book is a profound work of research in which Pigrum systematically leads the reader through the covert and overt stages of the creative process, looking deep into its philosophical, psychological, cultural, and circumstantial aspects. [...] Teaching Creativity" is a scholarly, reflective book that is rich, intense, condensed, and at the same time seems to be written with a remarkably free hand and spirit.'
- Studies in Gestalt Therapy", 2009