Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EFPM907: Creativity in Education: Valuing, Facilitating and Assessing It

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Abbs, P. (2003) Against the flow: Education, the arts and post modern culture. London: Routledge Falmer.

Banaji, S. & Burn, A. (2010) (2nd edition) The Rhetorics of Creativity: A Review of the Literature, London, Arts Council, England.

Beghetto, R. A. and Kaufman, J. C. (2007). Toward a broader conception of creativity: A case for 'mini-c' creativity. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts, 12, 73-79.

Biesta, G. J. J. (2006) Beyond learning: Democratic education for a human future. Boulder: Paradigm

Boden, (2004) The Creative Mind: Myths and Mechanisms, (2nd ed) London: Routledge. (‘In a Nutshell – pages 1-10)

Chappell, K., Walsh, C., Kenny, K, Wren, H., Schmoelz, A., & Stouraitis, E. (2017). Wise humanising creativity: changing how we create in a virtual learning environment, International Journal of Game-based learning, 7, 4, 50-72.

Chappell, K. (2019) From wise humanising creativity to (post-humanising) creativity. In Creativity Policy, Partnershipsand Practice in Education edited by A. Harris, P. Thomson & K. Snepvangers, Palgrave Macmillan.

Craft, A (2010). Teaching for Possibility Thinking:  what is it, and how do we do it?  Learning Matters, Melbourne, Catholic Education Office, 15(5), 19-23

Craft, A. (2015). Creativity, Education and Society. London: IoE Press/Trentham Books.

Craft, A., Cremin, T., Burnard, P., Dragovic, T. & Chappell, K. (2012).  Possibility Thinking: culminative studies of an evidence-based concept driving creativity?  Education 3-13: International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education.  41, 5, 538–556.

Creative Partnerships (2007) Building Creative Partnerships: A Handbook for Schools, London, Arts Council England.

Cremin, T. & Chappell, K. (2019). Creative Pedagogies: a Systematic Review. Research Papers in Education.

Cremin, T., Burnard, P., and Craft, A. (2006). Pedagogy and possibility thinking in the early years, Journal of Thinking Skills and Creativity 1, 2, pp.108-119

Davies, D., D. Jindal-Snape, D., Digby, R., Howe, A., Collier, C., Hay, P. (2014).The roles and development needs of teachers to promote creativity: A systematic review of literature. Teaching and Teacher Education, 41, 34-41.

Fleming, Michael (2008) Arts in education and creativity: a review of the literature, Creative Partnerships and Arts Council England, London

Jeffrey, B. & Craft, A. (2004), Teaching Creatively and Teaching for Creativity: distinctions and relationships, Educational Studies, 30 (1), 77-87.

Hadjigeorgiou, Y., Fokialis, P. and Kabouropoulou, M. (2012) Thinking about Creativity in Science Education. Creative Education, 3, 603-611.

Honey, M. & Kanter, D. 2013. Design-make-play: Growing the next generation of science innovators, New York, New York Hall of Science.

Meyer, A. A. And Lederman, N. G. (2013) Inventing Creativity: An Exploration of the Pedagogy of Ingenuity in Science Classrooms School Science and Mathematics, 113, (8) 400-410.

National Advisory Committee on Creative and Cultural Education (NACCCE) (1999) All Our Futures: Creativity, Culture and Education. London: DfEE

McLellan, R., Galton, M., Steward, S., Page, C. (2012) . The impact of creative initiatives on well-being: a literature review. Newcastle Upon Tyne: Creativity, Culture and Education.      

Spencer, E., Lucas, B., Claxton, G. (2012).  Progression in Creativity: developing new forms of assessment. Newcastle: CCE 7 July 2012)

Thomson, P., Hall, C., Jones, K. & Sefton-Green, J. (2012) The signature pedagogies project Final Report. Newcastle upon Tyne: Creativity, Culture and Education.  Available at: