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CLTAD International Conference, 1213 April 2010, Berlin Creative partnerships: Helping creative writing and visual practice students to make links between their creative processes and their personal, vocational and academic development

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This article reports on a research project that investigated students' experiences of creativity at the University of Brighton. It found that students' creativity was effectively supported if opportunities were provided for them to identify the things within their experiences, memories and even within themselves that inspire their creativity. By developing workshops that helped to improve students' confidence and ownership of ideas, and to create spaces in which to discuss their creativity away from their assessed work, this project aimed to provide a model of best practice that would enhance students' creativity and their personal, vocational and academic development. Ultimately, the paper suggests that students' creativity is best supported by embedding workshops into the curriculum that provide opportunities for students to gather the confidence and motivation to discuss their creativity and the factors that inspire it.

Keywords: creative practice; creative writing; personal development

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/jwcp.3.3.285_1

Affiliations: The University of Brighton.

Publication date: December 1, 2010

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  • The Journal of Writing in Creative Practice is the official organ of the Writing Purposefully in Art and Design (Writing PAD) network. It offers art and design institutions an arena in which to explore and develop the notion of thinking through writing as a parallel to visual discourse in art and design practice. The journal aims to extend the debates to all national and international higher educational art and design institutions.
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