Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory

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Creativity, Openness, and User-Generated Cultures

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-588-4_414

Creativity and the Global Knowledge Economy

The global knowledge economy comprised of increasingly integrated cross-border distributed knowledge and learning systems represents a new stage of development that is characterized by a fundamental sociality – knowledge and the value of knowledge is rooted in social relations (This entry draws on my Introduction to Creativity in the Global Knowledge Economy (Peters et al. 2009)). More than any time in the past, the global economy and society are undergoing a massive transformation from the industrial era to the knowledge economy. This is a shift from an age dominated by the logic of standardized mass production epitomized by the assembly-line in the auto-industry to a logic of decentralized networked communications and communities. In the knowledge economy “intellectual capital”, and a range of information-service industries driven by brain-power are driven by the constant demand for innovation. This does not mean the demise of the...
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  1. 1.University of WaikatoHamiltonNew Zealand