Creativity and Imagination in Schools: A Reflection on Practice

  • Mandy Hollands Ish University of Saskatchewan

Abstract

In this paper, I consider how valuing the arts, teaching artfully, thinking re ectively, and re-imagining the shape and scope of the classroom environment are elements of teacher practice critical in fostering creativity and imagination in the classroom. I share personal narratives of both my past school experiences and my son’s more recent experiences with school as I address the question, "What might the opportunity to imagine an alternative to today’s typical classroom look like, to envision a di erent perspective, and to do so within an aesthetic worldview?" Maxine Greene’s (1978) notion of "wide-awakeness" underpins my response.

Published
2016-04-01
How to Cite
ISH, Mandy Hollands. Creativity and Imagination in Schools: A Reflection on Practice. LEARNing Landscapes, [S.l.], v. 9, n. 2, p. 301-315, apr. 2016. ISSN 1913-5688. Available at: <http://www.learninglandscapes.ca/index.php/learnland/article/view/Creativity-and-Imagination-in-Schools-A-Reflection-on-Practice>. Date accessed: 21 jan. 2018.