Modelling Creativity: How Might It Help Us Understand What We Do?

McLoughlin, Nigel F ORCID: 0000-0002-0382-6831 (2013) Modelling Creativity: How Might It Help Us Understand What We Do? Axon: Creative Explorations (4).

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This article takes as its starting point a number of models of creativity, which can be broadly subdivided into cognitive (Boden, Csikszentmihalyi, Weisberg, Finke et al); social (Csikszentmihalyi, Boden); behavioural (Amabile); and those related to personality trait (Simonton); and examines their various relationships to each other, and to the writing process. The article will also draw on a number of cultural, social and psychological theorists such as Foucault, Habermas, Deleuze & Guattari, Sternberg, Kaufman & Pretz, and Callois, in order to yield insights into how the creative process performs its functions as a process which generates new knowledges within the discipline of creative writing (and artistic endeavours more generally) as well as new writing for the publishing industry and public consumption. The article will explore how those new knowledges might be received and judged in relation to the theories discussed, and touches on the epistemological roots of the discipline and the ontological status of the writer.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: creative writing, creativity, pedagogy, research
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Creative Arts
Research Priority Areas: Culture, Continuity, and Transformation
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2014 15:42
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 08:56

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