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Discourses Of Creativity In Ontario Kindergarten Curriculum, Beatrix Bocazar Jul 2018

Discourses Of Creativity In Ontario Kindergarten Curriculum, Beatrix Bocazar

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The concept of creativity is ubiquitous in educational reports, policies, and curricula in the minority world. Many of these texts consider creativity an economic imperative and a key element of change for every knowledge domain of the 21st century. This study is anchored in a Critical Discourse Analysis theoretical framework and represents an inquiry of creativity in kindergarten curricula. The aims of this inquiry were to identify creativity common sense beliefs and theories and to examine which ones have been employed in which curricula, and with what implications for children, teachers, educators, and society. I designed a qualitative case ...