chapter  3
23 Pages

A Culture of Individualism and the Five Crises of Creativity in Education

A participatory reframing of invention and innovation aims to address this misalignment by presenting a new way of looking at the ways in which ideas develop in the world, with an emphasis placed on changing the way we think of creativity in education. As educators, administrators, researchers, parents, and policymakers with a stake and an interest in the success of the creative classroom, perhaps our most important responsibility is to provide the opportunity for individual students to be themselves and build themselves through the process of creative participation. It is important to bring to light issues of ethics in the creative classroom. That being said, one must not lose sight of all of the good in the world that can come from creative participation. The 'good' of creative participation lies in the increased sense of agency that each young person in the creative classroom develops.