Introduction

Kostogriz, Alex and Cross, Russell 2012, Introduction, Australian educational researcher, vol. 39, no. 4, Affect, emotions and creativity in education : A sociocultural perspective, pp. 389-396.

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Title Introduction
Alternative title Introduction : affect, emotions and creativity in education
Author(s) Kostogriz, Alex
Cross, Russell
Journal name Australian educational researcher
Volume number 39
Issue number 4
Season Affect, emotions and creativity in education : A sociocultural perspective
Start page 389
End page 396
Total pages 8
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Publication date 2012-11
ISSN 0311-6999
Keyword(s) affect
emotions
creativity
Summary This special issue can be situated in the ‘affective turn’ in education. It responds to the increasing significance of affect, emotions and creativity as the foci of contemporary educational research. The resurgence of interest in these issues is symptomatic of current educational reforms and their impact on how educators should think about, and practise, teaching andwhat students need to know and howthey should learn. It is not to say that the current reforms are radically dissimilar from the previous ones in terms of their general intention to bring about change.What is different, though, is theweight they put on standards, accountability, efficiency, performativity and valueaddedness. As a result, the economic, market-driven principles of reforms have subsumed all other dimensions of education, such as its socio-cultural and relational aspects. The turn to affect is driven by a recognition that the economic rationalisation of education is at odds with its emotional and creative dimensions. The turn is registering a change in how education is managed and, indeed, what counts as education today.
Language eng
Field of Research 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Socio Economic Objective 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
HERDC Research category C2 Other contribution to refereed journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30049386

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Education
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