The Research:Creativity Nexus

Judith Mottram, D. Buss, N. Barfield

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    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe student experience in art and design higher education: drivers for change
    EditorsL. Drew
    Place of PublicationCambridge, UK
    PublisherJill Rogers Associates
    Pages99-123
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

    Bibliographical note

    This paper was presented at the GLAD 2007 conference which was a unique 5-day event that used open space technology to bring together a group of 50 key professionals to discuss the student experience in art and design. In addition to organising the entire conference, the JRA team project managed the publication of the results of the debates at this event. This involved liaising with numerous authors, managing the review process, ensuring schedules were maintained, editing the entire manuscript and publishing the book. The result is an important strategic and ground-breaking book: The student experience in art and design higher education: drivers for change. Author's note:
    This co-authored chapter was developed out of a Group for Learning in Art & Design invited workshop. Mottram took the role as Chapter Contact, which meant that she took the lead in coordinating and knitting together the sections written by the sub-groups as well as contributing to the key strand of the argument that ties creativity to a research agenda. The contribution Mottram made to the chapter was the incorporation of thinking from the field of cognitive science on the conditions for creativity, and how this could be used to argue for research models that could value innovation through creative practice.
    The book was extensively reviewed and a follow-up conference in September 2008 included a presentation by Mottram that explored the ideas further in a workshop setting.

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