The Historicization of the Creative Child in Education

Research project | FCT/PeX

Arts Education, Critique and Society
  • Referência
  • EXPL/CED-EDG/0824/2021
  • Financiamento
  • € 49.961,37
  • Período
  • 01.01.2022 — 06.30.2023
  • Site do projeto

Creativity is seen as part of the child nature, becoming a matter of potential to be actualized, or not, through education. CREAT_ED seeks to historically understand how an idea of the child as a creative being became an almost unquestionable spot in education. To become an educational goal, creativity had to emerge as a problem and anxiety in education. The making of the creative child is accompanied by the hope of a better future, but also by the fear of the citizen that does not fit within the category. CREAT_ED starts from the work we have been developing as a critique of the ways creativity is being instrumentalized within the current Portuguese educational field, mirroring international directives.

Palavras-chave: history of the present; creative child; creativity; arts education.

  • Institutions
    Instituto de Investigação em Arte, Design e Sociedade (i2ADS), FBAUP
    Centro de Investigação e Intervenção Educativas (CIIE), FPCEUP
  • Principal Investigator
    Catarina Martins

  • Co-Principal Investigator
    Catarina Almeida

  • Team
    Pedro Ferreira (CIIE/FPCEUP), Tiago Assis (i2ADS/FBAUP)

  • Scholarship holders
    Melina Scheuermann (i2ADS/Bolseira FCT), Raquel Boavista (i2ADS/Bolseira FCT)