Comfortably Uncomfortable: A Study of Undergraduate Students’ Responses to Working in a Creative Learning Environment

  • Jan S. Watson University of East Anglia

Abstract

This article, which draws on a study of undergraduate students’ perceptions of working in a creative learning environment, is underpinned by the idea that everyone has the potential to be creative. Empirical data was obtained from semi-structured interviews with students in Year 3 BA in Education Studies, their reflective sketchbooks, and notes from observations undertaken in the campus-based Visual Arts Centre studio. The findings support the view that students benefit from having access to creative opportunities which involve self-examination and risk-taking in a supportive, collaborative space. The evidence suggests there is a need for lecturers to discuss and share creative pedagogical strategies designed to support student learning in different settings.

Published
2012-06-01
How to Cite
WATSON, Jan S.. Comfortably Uncomfortable: A Study of Undergraduate Students’ Responses to Working in a Creative Learning Environment. LEARNing Landscapes, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 1, p. 443-462, june 2012. ISSN 1913-5688. Available at: <http://www.learninglandscapes.ca/index.php/learnland/article/view/Comfortably-Uncomfortable-A-Study-of-Undergraduate-Students%E2%80%99-Responses-to-Working-in-a-Creative-Learning-Environment>. Date accessed: 18 jan. 2018.