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Exploring the Role of the Body in the Process of Creation
Guest Editor Lisa Clughen Nottingham Trent University
There is no shortage of scholars advocating the mind/body unity and the importance of the body in all sorts of contexts and for all sorts of purposes. While we may take for granted that musicians and other performance artists embody their creativity, embodiment is rarely talked about explicitly in higher education teaching and learning practices. Perhaps it's just taken for granted, alternatively we might not think of teachers as performing artists.
In this issue of Creative Academic Magazine we will explore the embodiment of creativity through a range of perspectives, paying particular attention to the relationships between embodiment and teaching, learning and creative processes. Of specific interest is the way our creativity emerges in and through our actions and interactions with our environment and the people and things in it. The idea of embodied creativity extends our exploration of the idea of creative ecologies we began in CAM5.
Exploring Creative Pedagogies & Learning Ecologies
In the coming year (Sept 2016-17) we are trying to bring together and connect educational practitioners and researchers, educational development teams, networks, communities, universities and colleges who are interested in the challenge of helping students to use and develop their creativity. This emergent issue of our magazine is one of the vehicles we will use to enable people to share their ideas, practices and research about how they achieve this educational goal. We will continually update the magazine as new articles are submitted and accepted.
If you would like to contribute an article describing the pedagogic practices you use to encourage students' creative development, please contact the Commissioning Editor email@example.com
Lifewide Magazine December 2015
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This issue of the magazine was co-produced with Creative Academic. It focuses on everyday creativity. You can add to this collection of stories by joining the 'Our Creative Life' Google+ writing community. Stories will be periodically incorporated into our magazines.