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Systems Centered Learning Approach to Creative Practice in Communication and Media Teaching

  • Susan KerriganEmail author
  • Phillip McIntyre
  • Janet Fulton
  • Michael Meany
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2262-4_119-1

Synonyms

Systems Centered Learning

The Systems Centered Learning (SCL) approach to higher education provides an innovative and holistic view of curriculum design that does not privilege student-centered, teacher-centered, or content-centered approaches (McIntyre et al. 2018) but integrates each in a creative system in action (McIntyre et al. 2016). SCL is founded on an approach to creativity called the systems model of creativity, developed by psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (1988) and adapted by Michael Meany (2017) for the educational setting. SCL extends this underpinning theory by applying it in the higher education setting, specifically focused at teaching into the disciplinary area of media and communication.

Csikszentmihalyi argued that creativity occurs when a system of...

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References

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Susan Kerrigan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Phillip McIntyre
    • 1
  • Janet Fulton
    • 1
  • Michael Meany
    • 1
  1. 1.University of NewcastleNewcastleAustralia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Tatiana Chemi
    • 1
  1. 1.University of AalborgAalborgDenmark