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A holistic and integrated approach to teaching creativity

Study by Kim van Broekhoven and co-authors


In a study conducted in partnership with David Cropley (University of South Australia), Kim van Broekhoven explores the nature of creativity in determining if specific differences exist between creativity in the sciences and creativity in the arts.

Among 2,277 students, they found that creativity is general in nature. It is essentially a multi-faceted competency that involves similar attitudes, disposition, skills and knowledge, all transferrable from one situation to another. As such, a holistic approach to teaching creativity in universities would benefit all. Universities should be moving away from a rather fragmented and haphazard approach to teaching creativity, to a much more holistic and integrated approach. > Read the paper.

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