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Page: 4794 (abstract only)
Publication year: 2013
ISBN: 978-84-616-3822-2
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 5th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 1-3 July, 2013
Location: Barcelona, Spain

A HUMANISTIC APPROACH TO CREATIVE EDUCATION – SOME PEDAGOGICAL STRATEGIES

Y.M.S. Leung

The University of Hong Kong (CHINA)
This paper identifies and explores creativity as a quality of a creative self which is neither a set of skills nor gifted properties - it is an attitude. Unlike skills to be acquired and giftedness fixed, an attitude can only be nurtured, if not taught. The objective of creative education is to foster the students’ intrinsic motivation of learning and psychologically increase the level of “flow” in students’ work. Predicted on the above assumption, the paper suggests possible pedagogical strategies including taking “playfulness” seriously; fostering concentration; promoting experiential learning; building on interest and strength; changing and varying modes of assessment and setting criteria or conditions rather than examples in teaching. By respecting students as a creative self and the process of creation as that of self-actualisation, the discussion concludes with a humanistic note emphasizing the necessity of educating values in a successful creative education.
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Y.M.S. Leung (2013) A HUMANISTIC APPROACH TO CREATIVE EDUCATION – SOME PEDAGOGICAL STRATEGIES, EDULEARN13 Proceedings, p. 4794.
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