Transformative power of creative process in learning : defining a path to relational connections with the environment
This project offers an analysis of how the “transformative power” of creative process in learning offers humankind relational connections with the natural environment. It supports the recommendation that educational institutions move towards a transformative creative learning process. The paper argues that by teaching children through assumptions of the world as in constant creative becoming humankind will move toward a more encompassing, coherent story of the universe which allows for the increasing self-actualization of individuals. After offering a theoretical discussion of the transformative power of creativity through the works of Brian Swimme, Edmund O’Sullivan and Alfred North Whitehead, the author provides descriptive, interpretive and critical narrative accounts of a teaching occasion created by her in which she illustrates her understanding of this transformative power.
creativity, Monique Blom, self-actualization, process, environment, possibility, artist, self-emergence, visionary, awe, transformative education, connectivity
Master of Education (M.Ed.)