Creativity in Technical and Further Education in Australia

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Title Creativity in Technical and Further Education in Australia
Author Middleton, Howard Eric; Stevenson, John Charles
Journal Name The Open Education Journal
Year Published 2011
Place of publication Netherlands
Publisher Bentham Open
Abstract Creativity in technical and vocational education is an area where little research has been undertaken. This paper examines the existence and nature of creativity within a technical and further education college in Australia. The two studies found evidence of creativity within a course on mechanical design synthesis, however, the studies also found that teaching for creativity was not a central concern of teachers involved in the study, reducing the effectiveness of the intervention employed in Study 2. The paper draws on the findings of the two empirical studies reported in the paper to synthesise a curriculum framework that could be used to increase the effectiveness of teaching for creativity within technical and further education.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
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Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the author 2011. For information about this journal please refer to the publisher’s website or contact the author. Articles are licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution non-commercial License ( which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, providing that the work is properly cited.
Volume 4
Page from 161
Page to 170
ISSN 1874-9208
Date Accessioned 2012-01-12
Language en_US
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Vocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogy
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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