Telling their stories: students' experiences with creativity

Moriarty, Jessica and Reading, Christina (2009) Telling their stories: students' experiences with creativity CRD Research News, 24. p. 21.

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The Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning through Design (CETLD), the School of Humanities and the Centre for Learning and Teaching (CLT) have been collaborating on a research project funded by the Creativity Fellowship. The project aims to investigate students’ experiences with creativity and how they use their sources of inspiration to develop their academic work. Using an Emotionalist approach (Silverman, 1993), students studying Graphic Design and Illustration and Creative Writing students from the School of Humanities were asked to reflect on their motivations to produce creative work and to then detail what hampers their creative processes. This approach was to elicit “authentic accounts of subjective experience” (Silverman 1993, p. 122) and to establish a rapport with the interviewees that would help them to share their autobiographical stories without feeling vulnerable or manipulated.

Item Type: Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords: creative; writing; graphic design; cross-disciplinary; workshop
Subjects: W000 Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design > W210 Graphic Design
W000 Creative Arts and Design > W800 Imaginative Writing
Faculties: Faculty of Arts > School of Humanities
Faculty of Arts > School of Architecture and Design
Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 17 May 2010
Last Modified: 26 May 2015 15:56

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