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Evidence Base

This resource is based on large scale international literature reviews and workshops with expert practitioners across both the CREAT-IT (2013-15) and CREATIONS (2015-18) projects.

You can download the CREATIONS literature review here:

Chappell, K. et al. (2016). CREATIONS D2.1 The Features of Inquiry Learning: Theory, Research and Practice. H2020-EU.5.a: 665917

And a report from CREAT-IT here:

Chappell, K. et al. (2015). CREAT-IT: a new pedagogical framework for partnering the arts and science in science education. Unpublished summary report and position paper.


The CREATIONS project also generated a number of academic articles and chapters.  These two are quite complex philosophical reads but worth a look:

Chappell, K. et al (2019) Dialogue and materiality/embodiment in Science|Arts Creative Pedagogy: Role and Manifestation. Thinking Skills and Creativity 31 296-322.

Hetherington, L. et al (2020). Creative Pedagogy and Environmental Responsibility: A Diffractive Analysis of an Intra-Active Science|Arts Practice. In Why Science and Art Creativities Matter: Re-configuring Steam for Future-making Education, (Eds) Burnard


More recently there has been a systematic literature review of creative pedagogy carried out which has also informed how this research has been shaped. Available here:

Cremin, T. & Chappell, K. (2019). Creative Pedagogies: A Systematic Review. Research Papers in Education.


This blog describes the systematic literature review in an accessible way:

Creativity is back on the map: But how do we navigate from here?


You may also find the following articles from the CREATIONS project of interest:

Conradty, C. & Bogner, F.X. (2019) From STEM to STEAM: Cracking the code? How Creativity and Motivation Interact with Inquiry Learning. Creativity Research Journal 31(3) 284-295

Mierdel, J. & Bogner, F.X (2019) Is Creativity, Hands-on Modelling and Cognitive Learning Gender-dependent? Thinking Skills and Creativity 31, 91-102

Hetherington et al (2019) International Educators’ Perspectives on the Purposes of Science Education and the Relationship between School Science and Creativity. Research in Science and Technological Education, 1-23.

Conradty, C. & Bogner, F.X. (2018). From STEM to STEAM: How to Monitor Creativity. Creativity Research Journal 30(3) 233-240.