Creative ability


29 Dec 2016

This book shows that global population ageing is an opportunity to improve the quality of human life rather than a threat to economic competitiveness and stability. It describes the concept of the creative ageing policy as a mix of the silver economy, the creative economy,...


18 Oct 2015

Search engines aren’t all that big on serendipity, the algorithms that drive them are programmed to match like for like.

Fostering a chance discovery is the last thing they’re designed to do. But does that literal and linear approach stifle creativity?

And —as...

Journal article

30 Sep 2015


The literature on twice exceptionality suggests one of the main problems facing twice-exceptional children is that there is no consensus on the definition of the terms disability or giftedness and, consequently, the term twice-exceptional. Endeavoring to define these specific terms loops back...


30 Sep 2015

Aging populations are a major consideration for socio-economic development in the early 21st century. This demographic change is mainly seen as a threat rather than as an opportunity to improve the quality of human life. Aging population is taking place in every continent of the...


15 May 2015

The Emerging Writers’ Festival launches its 2015 program with a game that puts you in the editor’s chair. How are written pieces deemed publishable? Do editors know what they’re doing? Is quality in the eye of the beholder?

As four guest writers - Jessica...

Audio presentation

18 Mar 2015

When researching his latest book, the organised mind, neuroscientist Daniel Levitin asked some of the world’s busiest people how they manage to keep on top of the data deluge.

In this talk he discusses the brain, learning, creativity, the myth of multitasking and how...


5 Mar 2015

Roxane Gay’s essay ‘Bad Feminist’ was described by the Guardian as ‘the most persuasive feminist recruitment drive in recent memory’: she argues for embracing the values of feminism, while admitting her own contradictions and imperfections as a feminist.

Her book of the same name...


30 Jan 2015

Australian Writers' Guild presents its first quantitative analysis of new works that are commissioned, developed and produced by the Australian Theatre sector.

Introduction (adapted)

The Australian Writers’ Guild looks to Australia’s major theatre companies to lead the way in developing and producing...


18 Sep 2014

This study finds that Australian 15-year-olds are more likely to persevere with challenging problems than some of their peers in high-performing countries.


In every Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) survey, students from every participating country are assessed in the core...

Journal article

31 Aug 2014

The themed presentation at the Sydney Writers’ Festival on May 25, 2013 entitled “Creative Writing as Freedom, Education as Exploration” brought together three key players in a discussion about imaginative freedom, and the evidence suggesting that the impact of creativity and creative writing on young...


24 Jul 2014

What is the future of international cross-cultural relations? And what is the value of creative diplomacy?


In a world where international political relations are often dictated by a lumbering softly-softly approach, the power of cultural initiatives to forge more immediate and...

Journal article

30 Jun 2014


Children’s imagination and creativity are widely recognised as important to learning in the early years. What is not clear is how Australian teachers nurture this aspect of thinking and learning when children enter formal schooling. The aim of this study was to...

Journal article

15 Feb 2014

Today's graduates need the skills to enable them to 'persevere in the face of complexity and unresolvability' (McWilliam and Haukka 2008: 660), and to respond creatively in work environments that are increasingly dependent on digital technologies (Cunningham 2006). However, although many higher education institutions (HEIs)...

Journal article

11 Feb 2014

This article considers the role of constructions of creativity in the classroom and their consequences for learning and, in particular, for the assessment of creativity. Definitions of creativity are examined to identify key implications for supporting the development of children’s creativity within the classroom. The...

Journal article

7 May 2012

This article explores the interrelationship of café space, communication, creativity, and materialism.


24 Nov 2008

This paper addresses three aspects of creativity in Australian society:

Creative work: Significant numbers of people work in jobs that involve the exercise of creative skills. Is it possible to identify a creative workforce and to assess its contribution to the Australian economy? And...

Working paper

17 Mar 2008

The utopianization of creative work is a pronounced feature of post-industrial societies. This paper analyses the attendant promotion of creative leisure, and its role in supporting discourses and practices of creative work. By analysing the example of Richard Florida's popular text The Rise of the...

Discussion paper

21 Jun 2007

Recently much attention has been paid to creativity in education, reflecting wider concern with creativity in general. The creative industries are a hugely successful part of our economy and ministers have pledged to ?make Britain the world?s creative hub?. However, with this focus on creativity...

Discussion paper

30 May 2007

What happens to academic freedom in contemporary higher education institutions and systems, particularly those of the Westminster type (UK, Australia, New Zealand) asks Simon Marginson. The paper begins by identifying the constituents of academic freedom, here designated as academic self-determination, operating at the level of...


18 May 2007

This handbook builds on the experience of Creative Partnerships in over 2500 schools in 36 areas of England. It offers ways for schools to work with external partners to support imaginative enquiries - bringing the curriculum to life and delivering across and beyond it for...



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