Teacher–Artist Partnership Framework Within School Makerspaces to Foster Students’ Creativity
Source of Publication
International Journal of Art and Design Education
Creativity is a fundamental skill to prepare individuals to work and live in a changing world. Educators have recognised its value and advocate that schools can provide an environment for fostering the creative thinking skills of students. Makerspaces are emerging in school contexts, and they carry great opportunities for engaging students in creative thinking processes. The school makerspace also offers a professional learning space for teachers and artists to collaborate to support students’ creative potential through making activities linked to the curriculum. This paper proposes a teacher–artist partnership framework within the makerspace to support mutual professional growth and opportunities to foster a learning environment conducive to creative expressions. The framework consists of three non-linear and iterative processes, namely (a) developing craft knowledge, (b) co-constructing knowledge, and (c) reflection and researching, supported by a community of practice and internal and external communities. Expected outcomes from the partnership for students, teachers and artists, and recommendations are discussed.
Arts and Humanities
creative thinking, making, school, teacher–artist collaboration, technologies
Santos, Ieda M.; Menano, Luisa; and Habak, Claudine, "Teacher–Artist Partnership Framework Within School Makerspaces to Foster Students’ Creativity" (2022). All Works. 5474.
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