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      The contradictions of policy and practice: creativity in higher education

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      London Review of Education
      IOE Press
      CREATIVITY, HIGHER EDUCATION, PERFORMATIVITY, INNOVATION
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            Abstract

            Whilst much of the rhetoric of current educational policy champions creativity and innovation, structural reforms and new management practices in higher education run counter to the known conditions under which creativity flourishes. As a review of recent literature suggests, surveillance, performativity, the end of tenure and rising levels of workplace stress are all closing off the space for real creative endeavour, characterised as it is by risk-taking, collaborative exploration and autonomy. Innovation, as conceived in this policy context (i.e., that of the UK and Ireland), is narrow in scope and leaves little room for critical re-examination of the nature of education itself or radical reconceptions of curriculum, raising the question as to whether such are more likely to arise extra mural , from new forms of organisation.

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            10430
            London Review of Education
            IOE Press
            1474-8460
            01 July 2012
            : 10
            : 2
            : 159-172
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            1474-8460(20120701)10:2L.159;1- s4.phd /ioep/clre/2012/00000010/00000002/art00004
            10.1080/14748460.2012.691281
            6d482fdf-cfef-4f97-bd86-4ae29be1bc02
            Copyright @ 2012
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            Education,Assessment, Evaluation & Research methods,Educational research & Statistics,General education
            INNOVATION,PERFORMATIVITY,HIGHER EDUCATION,CREATIVITY

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