LET-ACWME0004
Creativity and Arts Education
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleLET-ACWME0004
Credits (ECTS)5
Category-
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Arts; Cultural Studies;
Lecturer(s)
Coordinator
dr. M.A. van den Haak
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Lecturer
dr. M.A. van den Haak
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Contactperson for the course
dr. M.A. van den Haak
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Examiner
dr. M.A. van den Haak
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Academic year2020
Period
PER 2  (02/11/2020 to 24/01/2021)
Starting block
PER 2
Course mode
full-time
RemarksAccessible to exchange students.
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
- describe and present theoretical notions on the creativity discourse and arts education, both in written and oral form;
- design
, conduct and analyse an interview with an arts teacher, based on qualitative social science methods;
- report on research results in relation to the abovementioned theoretical notions.
Content
This course aims to deepen the students’ understanding of the concept of 'creativity' in the context of arts education, be it for adults or children, based on the production or reception of art, in the visual arts, music, literature, etc. We will collectively explore the discourse on creativity in education as represented in the Routledge International Handbook of Creative Learning as well as articles chosen by the students. Students will distill key concepts from the literature and develop a framework with which to conduct and analyse an interview with an arts teacher about the aims and everyday practices of arts education. Students will analyse their interviews and possible observations using methods of qualitative social research that will be discussed in class. The result is a paper on the way a particular arts teacher engages with creativity in his/her work, based on a specific research question.
Level

Presumed foreknowledge

Test information

Specifics

Assumed previous knowledge
A completed Bachelor's degree in a related field. You are required to have a Dutch Bachelor's degree (or equivalent, from a research university) in a field related to Creative Industries: Cultural Studies, Art History or a Bachelor's of Arts with at least 30 EC in Art History, Cultural Studies and/Note for exchange students: you cannot take this course if your English proficiency level is not at least B2 (TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC or Cambridge). A statement from your home university won't be accepted.

Required materials
Book
ISBN:9780203817568
Title:The Routledge International Handbook of Creative Learning.
Author:Julian Sefton-Green et al.
Publisher:Abingdon: Routledge.(2011) [digital copy available in university library]

Instructional modes
Seminar

General
This a research seminar. After an introductory class in which the theoretical framework is laid out, students will be co-responsible for the content and the process of the classes.

Tests
Portfolio
Test weight0
Test typeProject
OpportunitiesBlock PER 2, Block PER 3

Minimum grade
6

Essay
Test weight100
Test typeProject
OpportunitiesBlock PER 2, Block PER 3

Minimum grade
5,5