Widening our understanding of creative pedagogy: A North - South dialogue

Vlad Petre Glaveanu, Zayda Sierra, Lene Tanggaard

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The present article offers a reflection on creativity and creative pedagogy emerging out of an ongoing dialogue between three authors placed in two very different sociocultural contexts – Denmark and Colombia. Despite obvious geographical, economic, and cultural differences, similar concerns animate our practice when it comes to the question of creativity and creative pedagogy. The article opens with a brief presentation of the two cultural settings considered here and, based on it, continues with a discussion of paradigmatic foundations of creativity within education in general and within school in particular. These reflections inform our approach to creative pedagogy and suggest a reformulation of this concept in the light of sociocultural and decolonial theoretical perspectives. In the end, we question today's global ethos in formal educational environments of striving towards accountability and standardisation in ways that minimise, if not outright exclude, difference, diversity, and, consequently, creativity itself.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1
JournalEducation 3-13
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)360-370
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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