Creativity Under Duress in Education?

Resistive Theories, Practices, and Actions

  • Carol A. Mullen

Part of the Creativity Theory and Action in Education book series (CTAE, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvii
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Vlad Petre Glăveanu, Ingunn Johanne Ness, Barbara Wasson, Todd Lubart
      Pages 63-82
    3. Anne M. Harris, Leon de Bruin
      Pages 99-115
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Liane Gabora, Mike Unrau
      Pages 137-154
    3. Jonali Baruah, Paul B. Paulus
      Pages 155-177
    4. Michael S. Eason, Trevor H. S. Lam, Anna N. N. Hui, Raysen W. L. Cheung, Elaine S. C. Liu
      Pages 235-252
  4. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Niluphar Ahmadi, Laurine Peter, Todd Lubart, Maud Besançon
      Pages 255-266
    3. Akesha Horton, Danah Henriksen, Punya Mishra, Christopher Seals, Kyle Shack, Candace Marcotte
      Pages 289-311
    4. Daniel Fasko Jr., Mary G. Rizza
      Pages 383-398
    5. Carol A. Mullen
      Pages 413-419

About this book


Creativity Under Duress in Education? introduces a new framework—creativity under duress in education. Leading creativity researchers and educational scholars discuss creative theory and practice from an educational lens that is provocative. Across international contexts, this book combines insights from creativity and educational research; rich illustrations from classrooms, schools, and other professional settings, and practical ideas and strategies for how anyone invested in education can support creative teaching and learning.

Readers will encounter diverse perspectives from an international cast of authors exploring cutting-edge ideas for creativity and innovation as a foremost priority for economies in the new millennium. At the same time, they consider forces of authority, control, and constraint that impact creative education and innovation within educational systems, extending to the professions. Educators and those interested in the future of education are vitally important to this conversation around research-based and practical analyses of creativity in and beyond the classroom. Addressed are these major issues: (1) creativity frameworks of theory and action in education, (2) research investigations into creativity and education, and (3) applications of creativity theory in real-world practice.

Dynamic, this book presents a bridge between draconian contexts of assessment and explosive creativity in diverse places. A key contribution of the volume is its validation and promotion of creativity and innovation for students, teachers, professors, leaders, employers, policymakers, and others seeking ways to profoundly improve learning and transform education. In tackling the seemingly irreconcilable issues of creativity and accountability in K–12 institutions, higher education, and policy circles, worldwide, this work offers a message that is both cautionary and inspiring.

Book editor Carol A. Mullen, PhD, is Professor of Educational Leadership at Virginia Tech, Virginia, USA. A twice-awarded Fulbright Scholar to China (2015) and Canada (2017), she was honored with the 2016 Jay D. Scribner Mentoring Award from the University Council for Educational Administration. She is author of Creativity and Education in China (2017) and co-editor of Education policy perils (2016).


Creative action in education Creativity theory in education Creative education Creativity thought Theories of creativity Creative teaching and learning Creativity and educational research Creativity in real-world practice

Editors and affiliations

  • Carol A. Mullen
    • 1
  1. 1.Blacksburg CampusVirginia TechBlacksburgUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-90271-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-90272-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2509-5781
  • Series Online ISSN 2509-579X
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