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Volume 5 (2018): Edition 1 (September 2018)

Détails du magazine
Format
Magazine
eISSN
2354-0036
Première publication
16 Apr 2015
Période de publication
2 fois par an
Langues
Anglais

Chercher

7 Articles
Accès libre

Intersections in Design Thinking and Art Thinking: Towards Interdisciplinary Innovation

Publié en ligne: 25 Sep 2018
Pages: 4 - 25

Résumé

Abstract

As the problem-solving methodology of design thinking has gained legitimacy in business and educational environments, this article suggests we also think about incorporating “art thinking” into approaches in design pedagogy. To study what skills and techniques can be useful in other disciplines, we can first review the stages of the creative process which are centered around preparation, incubation, ideation, illumination, and evaluation. Within those stages, we can tease out specific elements unique to the artistic process that can be particularly useful, including mindsets of emotional engagement, intuition, and tolerance of ambiguity as well as cognitive strategies such as the use of metacognition, resource banks, generators and constraints, prolonged research, problem-creation, conversation with the work, closure delay, and reflection and thematic coherence. Emphasizing these elements and strategies in design pedagogy can expand possibilities for creativity and innovation.

Mots clés

  • Design thinking Creativity Creative process Design pedagogy Innovation
Accès libre

For a Good Poet's Made, as Well as Born: The Relational Ontology of Shakespeare’s Genius

Publié en ligne: 25 Sep 2018
Pages: 26 - 40

Résumé

Abstract

Folk and scholarly conjectures on the nature of creative genius often focus on intrapsychic processes: The explanations centre on the person, the creator, transcending the more prosaic forces that shape everyday, routine cognition. Focusing on the alleged extraordinary character of a creator deflects attention from the emergent, distributed and relational nature of creativity. A more productive research agenda considers a range of factors, operating at different time scales, that guide and constrain the manufacture of creativity. We argue that a transactional perspective is particularly fruitful for the analysis of the dramatic work of William Shakespeare. Drama is an inherently relational art form created by the writer, the director, actors and audience. Further, Shakespeare’s output is a palimpsest of classical texts and writers contemporary to him, and was shaped by practical constraints. Viewing his work as situated in a historical time period and in a dialogue with other voices gives us a fuller account of the ontological locus of his creativity.

Mots clés

  • Creativity Genius Shakespeare Cultural Framework Intertextuality
Accès libre

Obstacles to Personal Creativity Among Arab Women from the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries

Publié en ligne: 25 Sep 2018
Pages: 41 - 54

Résumé

Abstract

Personal obstacles to creativity were investigated by sampling 297 Arab women from four Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries: Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The Obstacles to Personal Creativity Inventory, as self-report, was used. It assesses four types of obstacles (a) inhibition/shyness, (b) lack of time/opportunity, (c) social repression, and (d) lack of motivation. The results showed that the highest mean was reported for the lack of time/opportunities factor, followed in order by the three other factors: lack of motivation, inhibition/shyness, and social repression. (A high mean is indicative of more obstacles.) A multivariate analysis of variance indicated that reported obstacles to creativity significantly differed by field of study. Women in the arts reported experiencing fewer obstacles related to social repression in comparison with women in engineering, who showed the highest mean. No significant effects were observed for level of education, country and income in the GCC countries. The MANOVA also showed significant interactions between (a) education and sector (i.e., government vs private), (b) country and sector, (c) income and field of study, and finally (d) between field of study and sector. Results from this study were compared to two other studies, in Brazil and Mexico, that used the Obstacles to Personal Creativity Inventory. The high mean found for the lack of motivation in GCC countries deserves further investigation, given that motivation is so important for creativity and often is something that can be encouraged.

Mots clés

  • Creativity Obstacles Women Arab culture Gulf Cooperation Council countries
Accès libre

Passion and Creativity – Together or Separately?

Publié en ligne: 25 Sep 2018
Pages: 55 - 71

Résumé

Abstract

In this paper I will attempt to compare two categories of passion and creativity. I will try to answer the question: What has passion got in common with creativity? What is the common denominator and what is different? What is the role of passion in the creative process? Searching for the mechanism of passion and its components is necessary to discover its relation to creativity I will refer to passion psychology (Vallerand, 2015). The basis of my analysis will be the Dualistic Model of Passion (Vallerand et al., 2003; Vallerand 2008, 2010, 2015), the concept of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perserverance (Duckworth et al., 2007; Duckworth & Quinn, 2009, Duckworth 2016) and the concept of Flow (Csíkszentmihályi, 1996). In the process of mapping the areas that connect passion with creativity I will refer to four ways of its understanding: creativity as a process, a personality trait complex, a product and the interaction between the creative individual and the context or environment. I will also refer in my comparisons to The four C Model of Creativity (Kaufman & Beghetto 2009).

Mots clés

  • Passion Creativity Dualistic model of passion Flow Grit
Accès libre

Professional Competences. Reconstruction of the Opinions of Polish Female Directors

Publié en ligne: 25 Sep 2018
Pages: 72 - 83

Résumé

Abstract

The aim of this work is to reconstruct the convictions and opinions of Polish female film directors concerning work competences that actuate work and success in the field of film directing. Qualitative data are presented in the text, which were collected by the Author herself in free interviews carried out with twelve Polish female film directors.

Mots clés

  • Directing skills Polish female film directors Qualitative research Model of the function of a director
Accès libre

Potential Mechanisms Underlying the Impact of Imaginative Play on Socio-Emotional Development in Childhood

Publié en ligne: 25 Sep 2018
Pages: 84 - 103

Résumé

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to weigh the empirical and hypothetical evidence to assess the claim that imaginative play supports the acquisition and development of social and emotional competence. We analyse children’s play and social skills using a development-based perspective. On this basis, we describe the developmental trajectories of imaginative play and the components of socio-emotional competence during childhood, especially in the pre-school period. In addition, we review the research literature on the possible link between imaginative play and creativity in children, and on how this type of play is predictive of later life creativity. Finally, we discuss hypothetical mechanisms that may account for the relationship between imaginative play and social competence in the preschool years and beyond.

Mots clés

  • Children’s creativity Imaginative play Socio-emotional competence Preschool children
Accès libre

The Four Ps of Creativity in the Drama/Theatre Project Jutka’s Sleeplessness

Publié en ligne: 25 Sep 2018
Pages: 104 - 115

Résumé

Abstract

The text is a case study report concerning research on a drama/theatre project called Jutka’s Sleeplessness that was performed in the public space of Łódź. The purpose of the research was to address the question of how this creative - new and valuable product - in the form of the drama/ theatre project Jutka’s Sleeplessness was created and what aspect of creativity decides on the success of a project that combines drama with theatre. The discussion represents an attempt to demonstrate how the four Ps of creativity work in a drama/theatre project.

Mots clés

  • 4Ps of creativity Drama Theatre
7 Articles
Accès libre

Intersections in Design Thinking and Art Thinking: Towards Interdisciplinary Innovation

Publié en ligne: 25 Sep 2018
Pages: 4 - 25

Résumé

Abstract

As the problem-solving methodology of design thinking has gained legitimacy in business and educational environments, this article suggests we also think about incorporating “art thinking” into approaches in design pedagogy. To study what skills and techniques can be useful in other disciplines, we can first review the stages of the creative process which are centered around preparation, incubation, ideation, illumination, and evaluation. Within those stages, we can tease out specific elements unique to the artistic process that can be particularly useful, including mindsets of emotional engagement, intuition, and tolerance of ambiguity as well as cognitive strategies such as the use of metacognition, resource banks, generators and constraints, prolonged research, problem-creation, conversation with the work, closure delay, and reflection and thematic coherence. Emphasizing these elements and strategies in design pedagogy can expand possibilities for creativity and innovation.

Mots clés

  • Design thinking Creativity Creative process Design pedagogy Innovation
Accès libre

For a Good Poet's Made, as Well as Born: The Relational Ontology of Shakespeare’s Genius

Publié en ligne: 25 Sep 2018
Pages: 26 - 40

Résumé

Abstract

Folk and scholarly conjectures on the nature of creative genius often focus on intrapsychic processes: The explanations centre on the person, the creator, transcending the more prosaic forces that shape everyday, routine cognition. Focusing on the alleged extraordinary character of a creator deflects attention from the emergent, distributed and relational nature of creativity. A more productive research agenda considers a range of factors, operating at different time scales, that guide and constrain the manufacture of creativity. We argue that a transactional perspective is particularly fruitful for the analysis of the dramatic work of William Shakespeare. Drama is an inherently relational art form created by the writer, the director, actors and audience. Further, Shakespeare’s output is a palimpsest of classical texts and writers contemporary to him, and was shaped by practical constraints. Viewing his work as situated in a historical time period and in a dialogue with other voices gives us a fuller account of the ontological locus of his creativity.

Mots clés

  • Creativity Genius Shakespeare Cultural Framework Intertextuality
Accès libre

Obstacles to Personal Creativity Among Arab Women from the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries

Publié en ligne: 25 Sep 2018
Pages: 41 - 54

Résumé

Abstract

Personal obstacles to creativity were investigated by sampling 297 Arab women from four Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries: Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The Obstacles to Personal Creativity Inventory, as self-report, was used. It assesses four types of obstacles (a) inhibition/shyness, (b) lack of time/opportunity, (c) social repression, and (d) lack of motivation. The results showed that the highest mean was reported for the lack of time/opportunities factor, followed in order by the three other factors: lack of motivation, inhibition/shyness, and social repression. (A high mean is indicative of more obstacles.) A multivariate analysis of variance indicated that reported obstacles to creativity significantly differed by field of study. Women in the arts reported experiencing fewer obstacles related to social repression in comparison with women in engineering, who showed the highest mean. No significant effects were observed for level of education, country and income in the GCC countries. The MANOVA also showed significant interactions between (a) education and sector (i.e., government vs private), (b) country and sector, (c) income and field of study, and finally (d) between field of study and sector. Results from this study were compared to two other studies, in Brazil and Mexico, that used the Obstacles to Personal Creativity Inventory. The high mean found for the lack of motivation in GCC countries deserves further investigation, given that motivation is so important for creativity and often is something that can be encouraged.

Mots clés

  • Creativity Obstacles Women Arab culture Gulf Cooperation Council countries
Accès libre

Passion and Creativity – Together or Separately?

Publié en ligne: 25 Sep 2018
Pages: 55 - 71

Résumé

Abstract

In this paper I will attempt to compare two categories of passion and creativity. I will try to answer the question: What has passion got in common with creativity? What is the common denominator and what is different? What is the role of passion in the creative process? Searching for the mechanism of passion and its components is necessary to discover its relation to creativity I will refer to passion psychology (Vallerand, 2015). The basis of my analysis will be the Dualistic Model of Passion (Vallerand et al., 2003; Vallerand 2008, 2010, 2015), the concept of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perserverance (Duckworth et al., 2007; Duckworth & Quinn, 2009, Duckworth 2016) and the concept of Flow (Csíkszentmihályi, 1996). In the process of mapping the areas that connect passion with creativity I will refer to four ways of its understanding: creativity as a process, a personality trait complex, a product and the interaction between the creative individual and the context or environment. I will also refer in my comparisons to The four C Model of Creativity (Kaufman & Beghetto 2009).

Mots clés

  • Passion Creativity Dualistic model of passion Flow Grit
Accès libre

Professional Competences. Reconstruction of the Opinions of Polish Female Directors

Publié en ligne: 25 Sep 2018
Pages: 72 - 83

Résumé

Abstract

The aim of this work is to reconstruct the convictions and opinions of Polish female film directors concerning work competences that actuate work and success in the field of film directing. Qualitative data are presented in the text, which were collected by the Author herself in free interviews carried out with twelve Polish female film directors.

Mots clés

  • Directing skills Polish female film directors Qualitative research Model of the function of a director
Accès libre

Potential Mechanisms Underlying the Impact of Imaginative Play on Socio-Emotional Development in Childhood

Publié en ligne: 25 Sep 2018
Pages: 84 - 103

Résumé

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to weigh the empirical and hypothetical evidence to assess the claim that imaginative play supports the acquisition and development of social and emotional competence. We analyse children’s play and social skills using a development-based perspective. On this basis, we describe the developmental trajectories of imaginative play and the components of socio-emotional competence during childhood, especially in the pre-school period. In addition, we review the research literature on the possible link between imaginative play and creativity in children, and on how this type of play is predictive of later life creativity. Finally, we discuss hypothetical mechanisms that may account for the relationship between imaginative play and social competence in the preschool years and beyond.

Mots clés

  • Children’s creativity Imaginative play Socio-emotional competence Preschool children
Accès libre

The Four Ps of Creativity in the Drama/Theatre Project Jutka’s Sleeplessness

Publié en ligne: 25 Sep 2018
Pages: 104 - 115

Résumé

Abstract

The text is a case study report concerning research on a drama/theatre project called Jutka’s Sleeplessness that was performed in the public space of Łódź. The purpose of the research was to address the question of how this creative - new and valuable product - in the form of the drama/ theatre project Jutka’s Sleeplessness was created and what aspect of creativity decides on the success of a project that combines drama with theatre. The discussion represents an attempt to demonstrate how the four Ps of creativity work in a drama/theatre project.

Mots clés

  • 4Ps of creativity Drama Theatre

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