Postgraduate Module Descriptor

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

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Kerry Chappell (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


What is creativity in education and how can we facilitate and assess it? In this module we explore the value of creativity in education, how it manifests and can be facilitated in different disciplines including how we can assess it.  The module draws on research and practice within the arts, social sciences and science educational research. It is taught by a team of specialists in creativity, the arts and interdisciplinarity in relation to education.  You will develop your understanding of accounts of creativity with particular reference to key theoretical approaches and will explore pedagogical issues for creativity in learning and teaching, including assessment.    The module includes a focus on theory, policy and practice and gives you opportunities to discuss these with reference to varied disciplinary, cultural and educational contexts.

This module is suitable for specialist or non-specialist students. It can be tailored to contribute towards the Creative Arts and Technology, Creativity and Thinking programmes. There are no pre-requisites modules.

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