Educational Consequences of Creativity: A Creative Learning Perspective

Ronald A. Beghetto 1  and Maciej Karwowski 2
  • 1 The University of Connecticut
  • 2 University of Wroclaw, Poland


How can creativity be encouraged in schools and what are the educational consequences of doing so? We address this question from a creative learning perspective. Specifically, we open by discussing how this question can be approached from at least two different perspectives: one that positions creativity and academic learning as competing goals and another that conceptualizes these goals as compatible. We discuss how a creative learning perspective helps to reframe this question and clarify the educational consequences of doing so. We close by briefly outlining five considerations for promoting favorable outcomes with respect to encouraging creativity in schools and classrooms.

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