How to develop creative capacity for the fourth industrial revolution: creativity and employability in higher education

Christopher Wilson, Peter Lennox, Michael Brown, Gareth Hughes

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Abstract

With changing patterns of accountability in higher education, universities are becoming increasingly focused on performing well against a growing number of metrics. Many used as proxy measures to indicate value of educational experience, amongst the most common and perhaps most notable are those relating to graduate career destinations. Universities have never been more focused on ensuring that graduates are ‘employable’. In the midst of the fourth industrial revolution, numerous studies highlight the potential significance and value of creativity, problem-solving and critical thinking, for successful navigation of the complexities of the future. Consequently, these capacities are becoming more significant in determining graduate career development and educational strategy in higher education. This chapter presents a synthesis of related fields of research to construct an outline framework for the development of organizational creativity and creative graduates concluding that there are aspects of current pedagogical practice capable of worth-while reform.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCreativity, Innovation and Wellbeing
EditorsFredricka Reisman
Chapter10
Pages241-274
Number of pages33
VolumeV
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-85924-217-9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017
Event International Conference on Knowledge, Innovation and Enterprise (KIE 2017) - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: 3 Nov 20175 Nov 2017

Conference

Conference International Conference on Knowledge, Innovation and Enterprise (KIE 2017)
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia
Period3/11/175/11/17

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Keywords

  • Creativity
  • Employability
  • Higher Education

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    Wilson, C., Lennox, P., Brown, M., & Hughes, G. (2017). How to develop creative capacity for the fourth industrial revolution: creativity and employability in higher education. In F. Reisman (Ed.), Creativity, Innovation and Wellbeing (Vol. V, pp. 241-274) https://derby.openrepository.com/derby/handle/10545/621932