Fostering creative ecologies in Australasian secondary schools

Leon R. de Bruin, Anne Harris

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Abstract

This study investigates and compares elements of creativity in secondary schools and classrooms in Australia and Singapore. Statistical analysis and qualitative investigation of teacher, student and leadership perceptions of the emergence, fostering and absence of creativity in school learning environments is explored. This large-scale international study (n=717) reveals the impact of teacher behaviours, teaching environments and school leadership approaches that promote and impede the enhancement of creative, critical, and innovative thinking, organisation, and curriculum structures. Implications for Australian schools and teaching urge for secondary education to challenge current, practices, pedagogies and environments, arguing for school-based strategies and considerations that enhance creativity and critical thinking and the fostering of creative ecologies within Australian schools.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-43
Number of pages21
JournalAustralian Journal of Teacher Education
Volume42
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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