Missing the gap

Lene Tanggaard, Vlad Petre Glaveanu

Research output: Contribution to conference without publisher/journalConference abstract for conferenceResearchpeer-review


Missing the gap This paper is focused on an exploration of creative learning involved in boundary crossing (Tanggaard, 2007). Our aim is to explore the trajectories and pathways realised by students as they move from education to work and vice versa (Tanggaard & Beghetto, 2015), guided by the premise that difference and gaps are places where creative learning is intensified (Glaveanu & Gillespie, 2015). The public discourse around education is often concerned with minding or avoiding the gap by making education more relevant for or similar to the labour market, but what if facilitating creative learning at the borders need not minimize differences, but handle and learn from them? If not, schools and educational institutions risk becoming bad copies of the labour marked instead of enabling students to enter the market with something new, something radically dissimilar from what is there already. Missing the gap may be worse than minding the gap.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2016
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventICP 2016 - Yokohoma Pacific, Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 24 Jul 201629 Jul 2016
Conference number: 31


ConferenceICP 2016
LocationYokohoma Pacific
Internet address

Cite this