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      Creativity: does place matter?

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      London Review of Education
      IOE Press
      PLACE, CREATIVITY, HIGHER EDUCATION, MEANING, IDENTITY
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            Abstract

            This article argues that creativity has the greatest potential to flourish if a learning environment is embedded within a community that emphasises a deep sense of place. Yet in a globalised world, rootedness is often regarded as antithetical to creativity. But far from representing dead artefacts that are anti-modern and non-economic, culture and tradition provide the ideal base for innovation. Ireland's creative potential will only be realised if its strong tradition of metaphor, storytelling and imagination is fostered. Education that emphasises the arts rooted in place, provides the condition for an innovative self-reliant country, unique while cosmopolitan, well positioned to compete in a turbulent global economy.

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            10430
            London Review of Education
            IOE Press
            1474-8460
            01 July 2012
            : 10
            : 2
            : 145-157
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            1474-8460(20120701)10:2L.145;1- s3.phd /ioep/clre/2012/00000010/00000002/art00003
            10.1080/14748460.2012.691280
            7805975e-c066-435c-b1c3-479c3276fbe2
            Copyright @ 2012
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            Education,Assessment, Evaluation & Research methods,Educational research & Statistics,General education
            PLACE,HIGHER EDUCATION,CREATIVITY,IDENTITY,MEANING

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