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Creativity and Education: comparing the national curricula of the states of the European Union with the United Kingdom

Wyse, D; Ferrari, A; (2015) Creativity and Education: comparing the national curricula of the states of the European Union with the United Kingdom. British Educational Research Journal , 41 (1) pp. 30-47. 10.1002/berj.3135. Green open access

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Abstract

In the past 20 years the importance of creativity as part of young people's education has increasingly been recognised. The stimulus for the growing emphasis on creativity has come from diverse sources including drives for greater national economic prosperity and enlightenment visions of young people's education. One facet of creativity in education has been its place in the national curriculum texts of nation states. The research reported in this paper aimed to investigate the place of creativity in the national curricula of the 27 member states of the EU (EU 27) and in the UK. A content analysis of all statutory national curriculum texts for the EU27 was undertaken and implications compared to the answers of 7659 teachers to a survey. The findings showed that creativity was a recurring element of curricula but its incidence varied widely. It was also found that creativity was represented in arts subjects more than other subjects and that it was relatively neglected in reading and writing as part of the language group of subjects. The countries of the UK in general had maintained their historic attention to creativity but there was evidence of a shift from emphasis in primary settings to secondary settings. It is concluded that there is a need for much greater coherence between general aims for education and the representation of creativity in curriculum texts.

Type: Article
Title: Creativity and Education: comparing the national curricula of the states of the European Union with the United Kingdom
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1002/berj.3135
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/berj.3135
Language: English
Additional information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Wyse, D; Ferrari, A; (2015) Creativity and Education: comparing the national curricula of the states of the European Union with the United Kingdom. British Educational Research Journal, 41 (1) pp. 30-47, which has been published in final form at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/berj.3135. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving (http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-820227.html#terms).
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Learning and Leadership
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1475730
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