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Creativity in Education


UPCE LightbulbWelcome to the Lab group ‘Creativity in Education’! On this website, you find information about our platform, the UPCE conference, and UPCE (online) seminars. The ‘United Platform for Creativity in Education’ (UPCE) operates within this lab group.

Head of Lab: Evelyn Kroesbergen, Radboud University at Nijmegen

Lab Members: Kim van Broekhoven, Mare van Hooijdonk, Isabelle de Vink, Robin Willemsem

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Upcoming events

UPCE seminar

February 7, 2022, 15:00h
Prof. Dr. Roni Reiter-Palmon, University of Nebraska

Team Creativity & Selection & Evaluation


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UPCE conference 2022: postponed

United Platform for Creativity in Education (UPCE), Radboud University and Webster Center for Creativity and Innovation (WCCI), Webster University will organize an annual conference. The conference will include keynotes, discussion, presentations and interactive workshops about a wide variety of topics concerning creativity research and practice.

Due to the restrictions regarding the COVID-19 virus, we decided to postpone this conference to a later date.

More information is coming soon, and can be found in the ‘UPCE conference’ section of this labgroup.

UPCE seminars

UPCE organizes online creativity seminars about a wide variety of topics. If you are interested in presenting your work or participating in one of the seminars, contact us at UPCE@ru.nl and do not forget to book the time on your agenda! More information on our future speakers can be found in the ‘UPCE seminars’ section of this labgroup.

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Recent Publications

Bai, H., Leseman, P. P., Moerbeek, M., Kroesbergen, E. H., & Mulder, H. (2021). Serial Order Effect in Divergent Thinking in Five-to Six-Year-Olds: Individual Differences as Related to Executive Functions. Journal of Intelligence, 9(2), 20.

Bai, H., Mulder, H., Moerbeek, M., Kroesbergen, E. H., & Leseman, P. P. (2021). Divergent thinking in four-year-old children: An analysis of thinking processes in performing the Alternative Uses Task. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 40, 100814.

van Broekhoven, K., Belfi, B., Borghans, L., & Seegers, P. (2021). Creative idea forecasting: The effect of task exposure on idea evaluatin. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/aca0000426

Schoevers, E. M., Kroesbergen, E. H., Moerbeek, M., & Leseman, P. P. (2021). The relation between creativity and students’ performance on different types of geometrical problems in elementary education. ZDM–Mathematics Education, 1-15.

de Vink, I. C., Willemsen, R. H., Lazonder, A. W., & Kroesbergen, E. H. (2021). Creativity in mathematics performance: The role of divergent and convergent thinking. British Journal of Educational Psychology, e12459.