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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EFPM224: Creativity and the Arts

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks) and term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Kerry Chappell (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


What is creativity and how do the arts reflect and develop this phenomenon?  In this module we explore overlapping relationships between creativity and the arts in education drawing on research and practice within the social sciences and arts based educational research as applied to educational contexts.  It is taught by a team of specialists in creativity and the arts in relation to education.  You will develop your understanding of accounts of creativity with particular reference to key theoretical approaches e.g. possibility thinking and wise humanizing creativity.  You will be introduced to philosophical standpoints toward the arts and the aesthetic, and will explore pedagogical issues for creativity in learning and teaching the arts.  The module includes a focus on theory, policy and practice and gives you opportunities to discuss these with reference to varied cultural contexts.

This module is suitable for specialist or non-specialist students, although non-specialist students must have an active interest in a particular art form and be willing to undertake practical arts-based activity in visual arts, music, dance and drama.


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