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On two metaphors for pedagogy and creativity in the digital era: liquid and solid learning

Das, Simon (2012) On two metaphors for pedagogy and creativity in the digital era: liquid and solid learning. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 49 (2). pp. 183-193. ISSN 1470-3297

Type of Research: Article
Creators: Das, Simon

As part of a belief in higher education (HE) aiding ‘creative capital’, McWilliam and Dawson argue for a shift in pedagogic attention towards ‘Small C’ creativity, which emphasises group endeavour over individual. Their radical ‘liquidlearning’ prescription, based on swarm intelligence, gives rise to the pedagogy of metagroups and modes of teacher engagement aligned to the post digital native ‘gamer generation’. This article aims to review relevant creativity literature and research and its relatedness to technology in the learning context and examine ‘liquid learning’ using a ‘Big C’ understanding of creativity via a Csikszentmihalyian sociocultural framework (the individual, domain knowledge and society or ‘field’). The article argues that liquid learning, while important, is not a panacea for creativity in HE, suggesting a mixed ‘liquid’ and ‘solid’ approach to creativity that is socially valuable.

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Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: creativity, education, liquid learning, learning, higher education, pedagogy, e-learning, teaching, media, internet, web 2.0, Csikszentmihalyi, teaching and learning research
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: Routledge
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Communication
Date: 18 May 2012
Copyright Holders: Simon Das
Funders: None
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1080/14703297.2012.677594
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2016 14:41
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2017 22:09
Item ID: 2916
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/2916

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