Content-Driven Pedagogy: On Passion, Absorption and Immersion as Dynamic Drivers of Creativity

  • Lene TanggaardEmail author
Part of the Creativity Theory and Action in Education book series (CTAE, volume 4)


The passion for learning and teaching, the pleasure of being lost in a compelling story, the awe and excitement of participating in great drama or producing original art, the engrossing study of pond life and engaging with the wonders of nature, the time to be consoled over a lost friendship– all these things that make classrooms wondrous and stay with children for the rest of their lives have been superseded in many places by the push for higher test scores, the obsession with numerical achievement data, and the narrow concentration on bulldozing through the basics at the price of everything else. (Hargreaves and Fullan, Professional kapital – en forandring af undervisningen på alle skoler [Professional capital – a change of teaching in all schools]. Frederikshavn: Dafolo Forlag, 2016, p. 35).


Content-driven creativity Teaching for creativity in school Impure pedagogy Socio-material creativity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Communication & PsychologyAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark

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