Rethinking Creativity and Approaches to Teaching: The Systems Model and Creative Writing

By Phillip McIntyre and Elizabeth McIntyre.

Published by The International Journal of the Book

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Article: Print $US10.00
Article: Electronic $US5.00

This paper not only contextualises creative writing and the production of books but provides an insight into a rational basis for teaching creativity that goes beyond romantically inspired approaches.

Keywords: Creativity, Creative Writing, Teaching, Csikszentmihalyi, Systems Model

The International Journal of the Book, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp.15-22. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 812.056KB).

Dr Phillip McIntyre

Phillip McIntyre has worked as a music journalist interviewing and writing feature stories on a wide range of musicians including David Bowie, John Fogerty, Paul Kelly, Don Walker, Daniel Johns, Mandawuy Yunupingu, Tim Rogers and many others. He also owns and operates an audio production company, producing and engineering audio and video recordings. A number of the music videos he has produced, directed and edited have been broadcast on ABCTV and he continues to produce and engineer CDs for local artists. He is a respected music industry figure in Newcastle having worked with well known professionals such as Silverchair, TMG and the Cockroaches. His academic interest is in communication, creativity and cultural production. His PhD research investigated the creative process of songwriters as cultural producers and he sits on the Editorial Board of Perfect Beat: The Pacific Journal of Research into Contemporary Music and Popular Culture. He currently teaches courses in the discipline of Communication and Media at the University of Newcastle. He is the Communication and Media Honours Program Convenor in the School of Design, Communication and Information Technology.

Elizabeth McIntyre

Elizabeth McIntyre has worked as a broadcast and print journalist, and tutor in professional writing and media studies. She is researching creativity and Australian fiction writers.


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