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≪Organizer Abstract≫
The increasingly powerful concept of creativity emerged in the nineteenth century and continues to evolve. Since the mid-twentieth century, psychology has taken a leading role in defining creativity, and educational applications have been central to that discourse. In this session, we look at the historical and ideology contexts for psychological discussions concerning creativity in education and at the resulting practices. In particular, we will focus on the potential advantages and dangers of current trends in project-based and student-centered educational practices (e.g., DIY, Maker Movement, etc.). What such approaches look like in practice, how they relate to emerging psychological theory, how they affect diversity within education, and what education still needs in psychological foundations and applied techniques.

Participants will include Michael Hanchett Hanson, Teachers College, Columbia University (symposium chair), Edward Clapp, Harvard University, Project Zero, Vlad Petre Glaveanu, Aalborg University
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