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Kerry Chappell, Dr

Senior Lecturer at University of Exeter

Dr Kerry Chappell is a Senior Lecturer in the Graduate School of Education at University of Exeter (UoE), where she leads the MA Creative Arts in Education programme. She also leads UoE’s Creativity and Emergent Educational-futures Network (CEEN) and is Assistant Editor of Thinking Skills and Creativity. Her research focuses on creativity in education, specifically in the arts and trans-disciplinary settings, and how creativity contributes to educational futures. Kerry is also interested in participatory methodologies, and often works alongside professional colleagues, as well as students, as co-researchers. Her work is informed by her ongoing practice as a dance artist with Dancelab Collective and she is a Trustee of Dance in Devon. Kerry has also worked as a freelance research consultant with a range of cultural organisations including Trinity Laban Music and Dance Conservatoire, Attik Dance, Camden Arts and Wayne McGregor Dance. She is currently working on new research projects including SciCulture (EU-funded – researching open-ended educative approaches that encourage co-creation between cultural and scientific disciplines in Higher Education) and Creative Approaches to Project-based learning (UoE funded – researching how creative pedagogies might best support deep learning through VLEs and face-to-face practice within Higher Education). Her latest publications include an international systematic literature review of creative pedagogies with Professor Teresa Cremin.

Kerry Chappell's contributions

Creativities in Education

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