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Fostering Creativity by Establishing the Conditions for Complex Emergence


Beswick, K, Fostering Creativity by Establishing the Conditions for Complex Emergence, Proceedings of the Discussion Group 9: Promoting Creativity for all Students in Mathematics Education, 6-13 July 2008, Monterrey, Mexico, pp. 127-132. ISBN 978-954-712-420-2 (2008) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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This paper builds on the premise that classrooms are complex systems and explores how teachers might use understandings of complexity science and, in particular, conditions recognised as fostering complex emergence, to establish the kinds of mathematics classroom environments in which creative thinking is likely to occur. It is argued that creativity is a property of both the classroom environment and of the thinking of individuals and that the fostering the former promotes the latter.

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Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Creativity, Creative thinking, Complexity science, Creative environment
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teacher and instructor development
UTAS Author:Beswick, K (Professor Kim Beswick)
ID Code:55618
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2009-03-12
Last Modified:2009-06-01
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