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Creative Universities

Reimagining Education for Global Challenges and Alternative Futures

By Anke Schwittay

Published

Oct 1, 2021

Page count

200 pages

ISBN

978-1529213652

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Oct 1, 2021

Page count

200 pages

ISBN

978-1529213645

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Oct 1, 2021

Page count

200 pages

ISBN

978-1529213669

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Oct 1, 2021

Page count

200 pages

ISBN

978-1529213669

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press
Creative Universities

How can higher education contribute to tackling today’s complex challenges?

In this wide-ranging book, Anke Schwittay argues that, in order to inspire and equip students to generate better responses to global challenges, we need a pedagogy that develops their imagination, creativity, emotional sensibilities and practical capabilities.

Schwittay proposes a critical-creative pedagogy that incorporates design-based activities, experiential teaching, serious play and future-oriented practices. Crucially, she demonstrates the importance of moving beyond analysing limitations to working towards alternatives for more equitable, just and sustainable futures.

Presenting concrete ideas for the reimagination of higher education, this book is an essential read for both educators and students in any field studying global challenges.

“Schwittay argues for the creation of alternative educational and social futures through the design of new learning environments; the development of student curiosity, introspection and imagination; prototyping activities and the taking of creative risks. This is a timely, important and optimistic book – a conceptual and practical antidote to the challenges of our times.” Craig Hammond, Liverpool John Moores University

“This thoughtful, critical and creative book opens up a wealth of directions for reimagining universities, it is a cornucopia of ideas for designing a new educational practice adequate for a world facing profound environmental, economic and social disruption.” Keri Facer, University of Bristol

Anke Schwittay is Professor of Anthropology and Global Development at the University of Sussex. Further information about her work can be found at www.creativeuniversities.com.

1. Invitation

2. Remaking Academic Identities

3. Designing Futures

4. Reclaiming Economies

5. Repairing Ecologies

6. Prefiguring Alternatives

7. Capstones