We’re All Creatives Now: Democratized Creativity and Education

Authors

  • Nadine M. Kalin University of North Texas

Keywords:

education, art, creativity, innovation, neoliberalism

Abstract

This article draws attention to and lays a critique against the relationship between creativity and neoliberalism within society, art, and education in order to both denaturalize and challenge its progression. I explore the following question: What might the implications be if contemporary education concerns itself with facilitating creativity for economic good at the expense of other conceptions of creativity? Here I confine myself to charting how creativity acts as a discursive term representing political, educational, artistic, economic, and social processes of our times. I maintain that creativity is profoundly transforming through processes of colonization and democratization associated with neoliberal economics and entrepreneurial innovation. In response to these changes, this article aims to re-appropriate creativity for education by pushing back against the current business bias with expanded meanings and purposes for creativity that do not align with creativity for industry alone.

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Published

23-07-2016

How to Cite

Kalin, N. M. (2016). We’re All Creatives Now: Democratized Creativity and Education. Journal of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies, 13(2), 32–44. Retrieved from https://jcacs.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/jcacs/article/view/40280

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