The Creative Turn: An Australia wide Study of Creativity and Innovation in Secondary Schools

  • Harris, Anne (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Project Description

    The Melbourne Declaration's Educational Goals for Young Australians advocate that all young Australians should become 'confident and creative individuals', for whom 'critical and creative thinking are fundamental to becoming successful' (MCEECDYA, 2008). How can creativity and innovative thinking be nurtured in Australian secondary schools to help learners better meet the needs of emerging 21st Century creative economies, particularly as they are developing in the Asia-Pacific region? This project addresses this imperative by seeking to define, measure and cultivate creativity in Australian schools, and ultimately to develop a new theoretical framework with which to compare these findings internationally.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date30/01/141/02/17

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD275,220.00
    • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD103,222.00