Volume 10 · Number 3 · Pages 397–398
Studying Complexity: Creativity, Collaboration and Learning

Carina Girvan

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Open peer commentary on the article “Learning about Urban Sustainability with Digital Stories: Promoting Collaborative Creativity from a Constructionist Perspective” by Maria Daskolia, Chronis Kynigos & Katerina Makri. Upshot: Creativity, collaboration and learning are fascinatingly messy and interconnected processes. Does knowledge develop by engaging in a collaborative creative process, or does existing knowledge allow us to create more creative artefacts? Does one build upon the other in a bricolage process, familiar to constructionist learning experiences? If so, how can we best facilitate this type of learning? This OPC raises a number of questions that it does not attempt to answer but raises them to draw attention to the complexity of the phenomena under investigation.


Girvan C. (2015) Studying complexity: Creativity, collaboration and learning. Constructivist Foundations 10(3): 397–398. http://constructivist.info/10/3/397

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