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Posthuman creativities: democratizing creative educational experience beyond the human


Rousell, D and Harris, DX and Wise, K and MacDonald, A and Vagg, J, Posthuman creativities: democratizing creative educational experience beyond the human, Review of Research in Education, 46, (1) pp. 374 - 397. ISSN 0091-732X (2022) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.3102/0091732X221084316


This chapter explores the urgent relevance of posthumanist theory and practice for democratizing creative educational experiences in 21st-century schools, universities, and informal learning environments. Posthumanism challenges the myopic centering of the human in creative education in an age of climate change, artificial intelligence, and zoonotic disease, where nonhuman agencies are intricately imbricated in human cultures and lives. Using a cartographic methodology, the chapter critically maps key theories and debates in posthumanist creativity studies across four substantive fields of inquiry: (a) process philosophy, (b) affect studies, (c) place-based education, and (d) creative ecology. Drawing links between theoretical concepts and practical examples of creative experience across formal and informal education contexts, the chapter scopes an alternative agenda for critical studies of creativity in light of the posthuman turn.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:posthumanism, democratizing education, creative education, pedagogies of place, process philosophy, affect
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Creative arts, media and communication curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teacher and instructor development
UTAS Author:MacDonald, A (Dr Abbey MacDonald)
ID Code:149849
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2022-04-18
Last Modified:2022-05-26

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