School of Health in Social Science

Creativity and Learning in Later Life

A five year ethnographic study of museum education, creative writing, engagements with art objects and the ageing self.

Creativity and Learning in Later life book cover

by Shari Sabeti

This project used a mixture of ethnographic fieldwork, creative writing, art images and drawing to explore questions such as: what happens between people and works of art? How are concepts such as ‘creativity’ and ‘inspiration’ experienced, and what can we learn from their use for both museums and education? What happens in solitary and shared spaces of creative writing? How does age matter in all of these processes?

See the blog post about it:

http://research.education.ed.ac.uk/category/pedagogy-learning-and-curriculum/

A research monograph from this project was published by Routledge in November 2017