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Special Interest Group

Creativities in Education

Exploring and promoting creativity in education

This SIG offers a space for researchers, policy makers and practitioners located in a wide variety of settings, to discuss and interact on matters of interest pertinent to creativity in education. Recent debates within the SIG have emerged around evolving methodologies (quantitative, qualitative, post-qualitative), the related influences of new epistemologies on creativity in education, and how policy drives the manifestation of practice.

SIG aims:

The SIG organises seminars and symposia both at BERA and in a variety of university sites. As part of this, it celebrates the work of one of the SIG founders, Professor Anna Craft, who is no longer with us. This includes the SIG’s own Anna Craft Award, given annually at the BERA conference for the best abstract. The SIG welcomes colleagues undertaking both conceptual and empirical exploration on a wide range of topics. The SIG promotes and embraces interdisciplinary research and debate, and welcomes colleagues from any disciplinary area, working in any phase of education. We are always keen to forge strong and catalytic relationships between research, policy and practice.

The SIG aims to create a supportive network, where early career and experienced researchers can join in critical debate and develop links with other creativity and education networks.

Twitter: @CreativeEdBERA

SIG Convenors

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Victoria Kinsella, Dr

Reader in Arts, Creativity and Education at Birmingham City University

Dr. Victoria Kinsella is Senior Research Fellow in Education at Birmingham City University. Victoria has researched widely in the field of the arts education and creativity. She has worked on a number of creative arts research projects in various...

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Kerry Chappell, Professor

Associate Professor at University of Exeter

Associate Professor Dr Kerry Chappell leads the Creativity and Emergent Educational futures Network (CEEN) and the MA Education Creative Arts Programme at University of Exeter. She researches creativity in education in the arts, transdisciplinary...

Content associated with this SIG

BERA Educational Research Book of the Year

Closes 15 Jul 2024

This award celebrates the publication of educational research and is awarded to a scholarly book on education deemed to be high quality, engaging and innovative.