This chapter builds on our particular understandings of five central concepts: ‘creativity’, ‘remix culture’, ‘language’, ‘learning to be’, and ‘appreciative systems’. Creativity As the contributions to this book demonstrate, ‘creativity’ means different things to different people and is valued by them for quite different reasons. While seeking a final, definitive account is pointless, there is strong support for the idea that creativity involves producing something that has value for, or is appreciated by, people beyond the creator, which is regarded as being of high quality or excellent of its kind by those who are competent to judge, and which is in some way new, innovative, and/or surprising or unexpected.
|Title of host publication||The Routledge Handbook of Language and Creativity|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||17|
|State||Published - 8 Sep 2015|