Distributed Problem-Solving: How Artists’ Participatory Strategies Can Inspire Creativity in Higher Education

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This chapter aims to deconstruct some persistent myths about creativity: the myth of individualism and of the genius. By looking at literature that approaches creativity as a participatory and distributed phenomenon and by bringing empirical evidence from artists’ studios, the author presents a perspective
that is relevant to higher education. The focus here is on how artists solve problems in distributed paths, and on the elements of creative collaboration. Creative problem-solving will be looked at as an ongoing dialogue that artists engage with themselves, with others, with recipients and with materials, in asynchronous or synchronous relationships. The empirical background draws on qualitative narratives collected in 2011-2014 and based on interviews with recognized artists. The questions guiding the present chapter are: If creativity does not arise from talent but from exercise and hard work, what can
educators at higher education learn from the ways creative groups solve problems? How can artists contribute to inspiring higher education?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Creative Problem-Solving Skill Development in Higher Education
EditorsChunfang Zhou
Number of pages19
PublisherIGI global
Publication date2016
Pages139-157
Chapter7
ISBN (Print)9781522506430
ISBN (Electronic)9781522506447
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
SeriesThe Advances in Higher Education and Professional Development (AHEPD) Book Series
ISSN2327-6983

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Keywords

  • distributed creativity
  • artistic creativity
  • higher education
  • problem solving
  • learning

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Chemi, T. (2016). Distributed Problem-Solving: How Artists’ Participatory Strategies Can Inspire Creativity in Higher Education. In C. Zhou (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Creative Problem-Solving Skill Development in Higher Education (pp. 139-157). IGI global. The Advances in Higher Education and Professional Development (AHEPD) Book Series https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-0643-0.ch007
Chemi, Tatiana. / Distributed Problem-Solving : How Artists’ Participatory Strategies Can Inspire Creativity in Higher Education. Handbook of Research on Creative Problem-Solving Skill Development in Higher Education. editor / Chunfang Zhou. IGI global, 2016. pp. 139-157 (The Advances in Higher Education and Professional Development (AHEPD) Book Series ).
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