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A Critique of Creativity and Complexity

Deconstructing Clichés

  • This interdisciplinary exploration of creative intelligence through the lens of complexity theory clarifies the ways in which complex adaptive systems, such as human minds, navigate within our increasingly challenging world.

Part of the book series: Advances in Creativity and Giftedness (ACAG, volume 25)

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Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Creative Emergence, Order, and Chaos

      • Don Ambrose
      Pages 3-15
  3. Complexity in Stem Processes and Structures

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 17-17
    2. Learning

      • Jarmila Novotna, Bernard Sarrazy
      Pages 19-33
    3. On the Edge of Chaos

      • Steve V. Coxon
      Pages 53-64
  4. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Creative Complexity

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 65-65
    2. Organisational Leadership for Creativity

      • Elizabeth Watson
      Pages 87-96
    3. Complex Regenerative Creativity

      • Marna Hauk
      Pages 97-121
  5. Creative Educational Frameworks and Initiatives

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 157-157
    2. Seeking Chaotic Order

      • Don Ambrose
      Pages 159-183
    3. Expansive Notions of Coherence and Complexity in Education

      • Bryant Griffith, Kim Skinner
      Pages 185-197
    4. Complexity, Patterns, and Creativity

      • Jeffrey W. Bloom
      Pages 199-214
    5. A Shakespeare Festival Midwives Complexity

      • Kathleen M. Pierce
      Pages 215-225
    6. The Anthropology of Twice Exceptionality

      • Jack Trammell
      Pages 227-237
    7. Mentoring the Pupal

      • Kathleen M. Pierce
      Pages 239-245

About this book

In an increasingly complex world the natural human inclination is to oversimplify issues and problems to make them seem more comprehensible and less threatening. This tendency usually generates forms of dogmatism that diminish our ability to think creatively and to develop worthy talents. Fortunately, complexity theory is giving us ways to make sense of intricate, evolving phenomena. This book represents a broad, interdisciplinary application of complexity theory to a wide variety of phenomena in general education, STEM education, learner diversity and special education, social-emotional development, organizational leadership, urban planning, and the history of philosophy. The contributors provide nuanced analyses of the structures and dynamics of complex adaptive systems in these academic and professional fields.

Keywords

  • complexity theory
  • creativity
  • education
  • giftedness
  • interdisciplinary

Editors and Affiliations

  • Rider University, USA

    Don Ambrose, Kathleen M. Pierce

  • The University of Montana, USA

    Bharath Sriraman

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: A Critique of Creativity and Complexity

  • Book Subtitle: Deconstructing Clichés

  • Editors: Don Ambrose, Bharath Sriraman, Kathleen M. Pierce

  • Series Title: Advances in Creativity and Giftedness

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6209-773-5

  • Publisher: SensePublishers Rotterdam

  • eBook Packages: Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2014

  • eBook ISBN: 978-94-6209-773-5

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VIII, 312

  • Topics: Education

Buying options

eBook USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-94-6209-773-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout