Encyclopedia of Educational Innovation

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| Editors: Michael A. Peters, Richard Heraud

The SEED Framework for Cultivating Creativity

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2262-4_106-1


Creativity is an essential resource for fueling the future. As educators think about innovation and progress, they must also examine long-held assumptions and narratives about creativity. Too often innovative educational experiences favor young people from more privileged backgrounds and lack diversity of perspective and context. This entry offers a new pedagogical framework for developing creativity in a more collaborative, distributed, and equitable way. The SEED Framework for Cultivating Creativity is a paradigm intentionally designed to incorporate inclusivity and justice as considerations in the creative classroom. Building on contemporary creativity research, the SEED framework offers a practical and replicable process for ideation across a wide variety of environments and situations. The framework is built around four core pathways for creative thinkers to explore; (1) Social interactions, (2) life Experiences, (3) Environmental influences, and (4) Discoveries, that...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hawken SchoolGates MillsUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Edward P. Clapp
    • 1
  • Janine de Novais
    • 2
  1. 1.Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of EducationCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.University of DelawareNewarkUSA