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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EFPM907: Creativity in Education: Valuing, Facilitating and Assessing It

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

  • understanding creativity and how it can be framed and is valued across disciplines in education
  • considering the varied rhetorics of creativity including Possibility Thinking, Wise Humanising Creativity and (post-humanising) creativity as ways of understanding and nurturing creativity;
  • exploring characteristics of different disciplines, discussing misapprehensions and raising questions about how creativity manifests within and across disciplines (including interdisciplinary) in various cultural contexts;
  • researching children’s creativity;
  • documenting and assessing creativity within and across disciplines;
  • developing knowledge and understanding of creative teaching and learning;
  • gaining an introduction to different creative pedagogical perspectives and the implications for different teaching contexts and cultures.

The module seeks to enable you to apply approaches to creativity through active reflection on practice (your own or that of others) and theory. Independent, collaborative and peer to peer learning is also encouraged, face to face and online. The module staff are well-connected to regional and international creativity specialists and practitioners and the module usually includes an experience with a creative educational setting (this is dependent on mode of study).

This module descriptor captures two modes of delivery: campus-based (C) and blended (B). In the Learning and Teaching section below there are two sets of numbers: one pertains to campus-based delivery and one to blended delivery. Students enrolled on the blended mode will be expected to undertake more independent guided study than those on the campus-based mode.

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
24 (C) 6(B)270 (C) 282 (B)0

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities24 (C)(C): 2 x 1.5 hr lecture, 4 x 1.5 hr workshops, 2 x 1.5hr seminar (2 Saturdays with (B) students) AND 8 x 1.5 hr lecture/seminars
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities12 (B)(B): 2 x 1.5 hr lectures, 4 x 1.5 hr workshops, 2 x 1.5hr seminars (2 Saturdays with (C) students)
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activities3 (C) 3 (B)Supervision by academic tutor, face to face or online.
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activities3 (C) 3 (B)Face to face or online debates facilitated by tutors
Guided Independent Study32 (B)Independent Study using online directed tasks to study key aspects of creativity in practice
Guided Independent Study80 (C) 60 (B)Directed study: preparatory work for taught sessions including reading; research tasks; collaborative tasks
Guided Independent Study90 (C) (B)Assignment preparation
Guided Independent Study100 (C) (B)Self-directed study

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).