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Creativity in the Classroom
Case Studies in Using the Arts in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
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ISBN 9781841505169
Hardback 220 pages
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Published November 2012
Imprint: Intellect

Edited by Paul McIntosh and Digby Warren
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This volume contests the current higher educational paradigm of using objectives and outcomes as ways to measure learning. Instead, the contributors propose approaches to learning that draw upon the creative arts and humanities, including cinema, literature, dance, drama, and visual art. Such approaches, they argue, can foster deeper learning, even in subjects not normally associated with these forms of creativity. Drawing on their own practical experience in developing new educational methods, the contributors embody a refreshing alternative perspective on teaching, learning and assessment.

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Acknowledgements
Introduction: The Current Educational Climate: Why the Creative Arts and Humanities are so Important to Creativity and Learning in the Classroom
Paul McIntosh
PART I: Encouraging Creativity in the Classroom
Chapter 1: Using the Creative Arts for Collaboration
Babs Anderson and Jo Albin-Clark
Chapter 2: Introducing Arts-based Inquiry into Medical Education: ‘Exploring the Creative Arts in Health and Illness’
Louise Younie
PART II: Using Performance
Chapter 3: Using Cinema to Enhance the Relevance of Economics to Students’ Lives
Gherardo Girardi
Chapter 4: Fascinatin’ Rhythm: Tapping into Themes of Leadership and Management by Making Music
Dave Griffiths
Chapter 5: A Dramatic Approach to Teaching Applied Ethics
Craig Duckworth
PART III: Using Poetry
Chapter 6: Using Poetry to Create Conditions for Dialogue in a Postgraduate Course on Managing Diversity
Christina Schwabenland
Chapter 7: Teaching and Using Poetry in Healthcare
Clare Hopkinson
Chapter 8: Gaining a Wider Perspective on Life in Medical Education
Mark Rickenbach
PART IV: Using Imagery
Chapter 9: Beyond Words: Surfacing Self in End-of-life Care Using Image-making
Sue Spencer
Chapter 10: Fashion Students Engaging in Iconic Designs in a Business World
Ruth Marciniak, Debbie Holley and Caroline Dobson-Davies
Chapter 11: Storytelling and Cycles of Development
Karen Stuart
Chapter 12: Developing Refl ective Learning Journals
Audrey Beaumont
Chapter 13: The Overlooked: Landscapes, Artistry and Teaching
Paul Key
Chapter 14: Mirror Mirror: Experiential Workshops Exploring ‘Self’ in Social Work Education and Practice
Debbie Amas, Judy Hicks and Roxanna Anghel
Chapter 15: The Labyrinth: A Journey of Discovery
Jan Sellers
PART V: Learning Technologies and Assessment
Chapter 16: Alternatives to the Essay: Creative Ways of Presenting Work for Assessment
Emma Bond and Jessica Clark
Chapter 17: Creativity-mediated Training, Social Networks and Practitioner Enquiry in Higher Education
Jouaquin Paredes, Agustin De La Herran and Daniel Velazquez
Conclusion: Arts-based Inquiry as Learning in Higher Education: Purposes, Processes and Responses
Digby Warren
Reviews
'The chapters provide great ideas for teachers to enliven their sessions and modules ... By aiming to close the gap between academic learning and professional application the writers have shown how an imaginative approach has real, practical and lasting value.' – International Professional Development Association, Professor Kit Field

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