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Emergence of creativity in learning via social technologies

conference contribution
posted on 2010-01-01, 00:00 authored by S Nichol
Creativity is an elusive skill desired by many. Debates on 'What is Creativity' and how it can best be nurtured and supported had resurgence in the 1950's after Guildford's address to the American Psychology Association about the positive benefits of creativity. Since then creativity has been investigated in many forms and within many disciplines. Of note is that creativity is apparent within four components: the person, the process, the product and the environment. On some level creativity is assessed within one of the four components of creativity: person, process, product or environment. In this study creativity and the environment is under investigation, with a number of factors presented that allow creativity to be supported. This paper explores the role of creativity within the education of tertiary students studying Games Design and Development (within an IT discipline) from an Australian University. Particularly this paper focuses on how social factors, such as purpose built collaborative environments and virtual communities, aid in the creative pursuits of the students.

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Event

IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (2010 : Wollongong, N.S.W.)

Pagination

196 - 204

Publisher

IEEE

Location

Wollongong, NSW

Place of publication

Piscataway, N.J.

Start date

2010-06-07

End date

2010-06-09

ISBN-13

9781424477753

ISBN-10

1424477751

Language

eng

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E1 Full written paper - refereed

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2010, IEEE

Editor/Contributor(s)

K Michael

Title of proceedings

ISTAS 2010 : Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society : Social implications of emerging technologies

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