Knowledge Cultures

Articles from Vol. 2, No. 3, May

Creativity as a History of the Present in Belgian Education: From "New and Appropriate" to "Entrepreneurship" (1950-2013)
1. Introduction "Self-organization combined with creativity gives us the powerful quality which any society badly needs to secure its own future: entrepreneurship." This quote by the Belgian educator Ferre Laevers illustrates the current importance...
Creativity Learning in Schools: A Meta-Ethnographic Analysis
1. Introduction Creativity began to be systematically investigated at the end of the nineteenth century, within psychology where it was concentrated around aesthetic fields such as art and music (Craft, 2001; Jeffrey & Woods, 2003). One of the...
Disrupting the Consensus: Creativity in European Educational Discourses as a Technology of Government
1. Introduction The paper intends to think about the concept of creativity as an historical event that most of the times tends to be used in an a-historical way. The word is today used in several fields, from arts and education to politics and government,...
Four Words of Privilege
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God ... And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth" (John 1: 1, 14)....
From Tiger to House Cat: The Concept of Creativity in Belgian Catholic Education (1930-1980)
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] 1. Introduction In the 1968 curriculum for Flemish Catholic schools (Nationaal Verbond voor Katholiek Onderwijs, 1967), creativity was prized as the most essential quality for a teacher. At the same time, however, the curriculum...
"Internet Universality:" Human Rights and Principles for the Internet
1. Introduction My philosophical hackles rise when I normally hear claims for universality. I treat most of them as a Eurocentric projection of unreflective ethnocentrism. The Enlightenment was a source for many of these claims and they tended to...
Notes on Cyber-Luddism
1. Introduction and Background "Information doesn't want to be free. People do." Cory Doctorow (2013a) According to Doctorow, an ardent advocate of FOSS and Creative Common Group, the assertion that information wants to be free is "currently"...
The Creative Child: Constructing Creativity through Early Childhood Education in Modern America
1. Introduction The idea that children are creative, playful and imaginative may sound like a timeless platitude, but it is actually a culturally and historically specific belief of relatively recent origin. It was only in the late eighteenth century...
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