My research delves into the exploration of creativity and its integration into education, particularly through interdisciplinary approaches within the curriculum. This inquiry is geared towards fostering effective and purposeful educational prospects, with a specific emphasis on early years and primary school contexts. More precisely, my area of focus centers on cultivating children’s creativity and possibility thinking, both within and outside the classroom environment.
My initial background in primary education, both as academic and practitioner, has provided me with a unique viewpoint. I have developed a perspective that centers on embodied dialogue as the primary catalyst for creativity. This perspective offers an alternative to conventional notions of educational creativity, which often depict it as an individual, cognition-centered, and quantifiable endeavor. My research approach on creativity complements this perspective. I employ mixed methods and collaborate closely with teachers and children, rather than studying them from an external standpoint. My aim is to develop creative teaching and learning practices that respect teachers’ professional expertise and respect children’s viewpoints.
Research topics: Creativity, Possibility Thinking, Museum Education, Outside the Classroom Learning and Teaching, Learning through Play, Teacher’s pedagogies, Interdisciplinary learning.
I am currently accepting PhDs in Education.
Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your research ideas further.
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Possibility Thinking Pedagogy: Exploring the role of the teachers’ meddling-in- the-middle in fostering children’s Possibility Thinking by utilising learning resources linked to museum visitsThinking Skills and Creativity, vol. 49, 101342Contributions to Journals: Articles
Creative Pedagogies: Examining the pedagogies fostering possibility thinking in primary classrooms, using learning resources associated with museum visitsEducation 3-13: International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years EducationContributions to Journals: Articles
Why Science and Art Creativities Matter? (Re-)Configuring STEAM for Future- Making Education: Pamela Burnard and Laura Colucci-Gray (editors) Leiden: Brill I Sense (2020) 444pp., paperback £39.00 ISBN: 978-9-004-421639Education in the North, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 177-178Contributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles
Creative Thinking features and museum interactivity: Examining the narrative and Possibility Thinking features in primary classrooms using learning resources associated with museum visitsThinking Skills and Creativity, vol. 32, pp. 51-65Contributions to Journals: Articles