School of Creative Education Resources

Loads of recommended reading and watching

from those who have affected SoCE’s thinking…

Ackoff, Russell L., and Vergara, Elsa. (1981) Creativity in problem solving and planning: a review. European Journal of Operational Research 7(1), pp. 1 – 13.

Adobe Systems Inc. (2012, November 7) Creativity and education; why it matters. [Report] Retrieved from

Alfred, Adler. (1927) Understanding human nature. In Tom Butler-Bowden (ed). (2007) 50 Psychology classics. Nicholas Publishing, London, England, pp. 14 – 19.

Allcott, Graham. (2014) Productivity ninja. Icon Books, London, England.

Amabile, Teresa. (1998, Sept – Oct) How to kill creativity. Harvard Business Review. Retrieved from

Anderson, Jane. (1995) Dream it; do it! Harper Collins Publishers, Sydney, Australia.

Andreasen, Nancy. C., and Ramchandran, Kanchna. (2012) Creativity in at and science; are there two cultures? Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience 14(1), pp. 49 – 54.

ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI). (2007) Educating for the creative workforce: rethinking arts and education. [Report] Retrieved from

ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI). (2013) Australian creative economy report card. Retrieved from

Australian Government Department of Employment. (2015) 2015 Occupational projections; 5 years to November 2019. [Report] Retrieved from

Balahur, Paul., and Romania, Iassy. (2006) The emergence of creatology in a cultural perspective. Cultura International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology 3(2), pp. 24-32.

Barron, Brigid., and Darling-Hammond, Linda. (2008) Teaching for meaningful learning; a review of research on inquiry-based and cooperative learning. Retrieved from

Beam, Lisa Sonora. (2008) The creative entrepreneur. Quarry Books, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Beaumont, Dale. (2006) Secrets of female entrepreneurs exposed. Dream Express Publishing, Crows Nest, Australia.

Bennett, William J. (1993) The book of virtues. Simon & Schuster, New York, U.S.A.

Bolles, Richard N. (2007) What color is your parachute? A practical manual for job-hunters and career changers. Ten Speed Press, New York, U.S.A.

Bridgstock, Ruth S. (2013) Professional capabilities for twenty-first century creative careers : lessons from outstandingly successful Australian artists and designers. The International Journal of Art and Design Education, 32(2), pp. 176-189.

Brotherhood of St Laurence (2007) Community Enterprise. [Workbook] Retrieved from

Burstein, Julie. (2011) Spark; how creativity works. HarperCollins Publishers, New York, U.S.A.

Cameron, Julia. (1995) The artist’s way. Pan Books, London, England.

Cameron, Julia. (2013) The artist’s way for parents; raising creative children. Allen & Unwin, Australia.

Campbell, Joseph. (1949) The hero with a thousand faces; the collected works of Joseph Campbell. Third edition (2008). New World Library, California, U.S.A.

Carnie, Fiona. (2003) Alternative approaches to education: a guide for parents and teachers. RoutledgeFalmer, London, England.

Casap, Jaime. (2015, July 24) My Speech for FLOTUS’ “Beat the Odds” Summit at the White House July 23, 2015. [Blog]. Retrieved from

CCHR International. (2010, December 20) Childhood is not a mental disorder. [Video] Retrieved from

Charles, Cheryl., and Louv, Richard. (2009) Children’s nature deficit: what we know, and don’t know. Children and Nature Network. Retrieved from

Clark, Barbara. (2008) Growing up gifted: developing the potential of children at school and at home. Eighth edition. Prentice Hall, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Conklin, Jeff., Basadur, Min., and VanPatter, GK. (2007) Rethinking wicked problems, unpacking paradigms, bridging universes. NextD Journal ReReThinking Design, Issue ten, conversation 10.1

Cruz, J.V.D., and Sheehan, P.J. (1973) Concepts in education. Dove Communications, Melbourne, Australia.

Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly. (1996) Creativity. In Tom Butler-Bowden (Ed). (2007) 50 Psychology classics. Nicholas Publishing, London, England, pp. 68 – 73.

Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly. (1997) Creativity: the psychology of discovery and invention. HarperCollins Publishers, New York, U.S.A.

Cunningham, Stuart. (2013, October 31) The creative economy could fuel Australia’s next boom. Retrieved from

De Bono, Edward. (1970) Lateral thinking; a textbook of creativity. Penguin Books, London, England.

De Bono, Edward. (1970) Lateral thinking. In Tom Butler-Bowden (Ed). (2007) 50 Psychology classics. Nicholas Publishing, London, England, pp. 38 – 41.

De Bono, Edward. (1996) Textbook of wisdom. Penguin Group, London, England.

De Bono, Edward. (1991) Handbook for the positive revolution. Penguin Group, London, England.

Dikshit, Sudhakar, S. (Ed). (1973) I am that; talks with Sri Nisargadatta Magaraj. The Acorn Press, Durham, U.S.A.

Dubber, Andrew. (2009) Endgame of the creative economy. In Wright, Shelagh., Newbigin, John., Kieffer, John., Holden, John., and Berwick, Tom (Ed.), After the crunch. Pp. 16-17. Retrieved from

Eger, John M. (2013 November 20) Culture may be the key to creativity. The Huffington Post, Australia. Retrieved from

Eisenstein, Charles. (2011) Sacred economics: money, gift, and society in the age of transition. Evolver Editions, California, U.S.A.

Ekoko, Beatrice Ekwa., and Ricci, Carlo (Eds). (2014) Natural born leaders; unschooling and autonomy in education. Beatrice Ekwa Ekoko and Carlo Ricci, printed in the U.S.A.

Elderidge, John and Stasi. (2001) Wild at heart. Thomas Nelson, Tennessee, U.S.A.

Eltham, Ben. (2013, January 25) Creative jobs; maybe that arts degree isn’t so useless after all. Retrieved from

Estes, Clarissa Pinkola. (1992) Women who run with the wolves. Rider, London, England.

Falvey, Lindsay. (2004) Sustainability; elusive or illusion? The Institute for International Development, Adelaide, Australia.

Ferriss, Timothy. (2007) The 4-hour work week. Vermillion, Random House Group, London, England.

Finser, Torin. M. (1994) School as a journey. Anthroposophic Press, Great Barrington, U.S.A.

Foster, Steven. (1992) The book of the vision quest; personal transformation into the wilderness. Fireside, New York, U.S.A.

Fox, Matthew. (1991) Creation spirituality; liberating gifts for the peoples of the earth. HarperCollins Publishers, New York, U.S.A.

Frankel, Lois, P. (2007) See Jane lead. Warner Business Books, New York, U.S.A.

Gardner, John, W. (1963) The ever-renewing society. In Unified English composition. Fourth edition (1966). Gerald Sanders, Hoover Jordan, and Wallace Magoon [Eds). Meredith Publishing Company, New York, U.S.A.

Gaia Education. (2005) Ecovillage design education. Global Ecovillage Network. Retirieved from

GEESE – Global Ecovillage Educators for a Sustainable Earth. (2012) Ecovillage design education, version 5. Gaia Education. Retrieved from

Gentile, Tara (2014) Build a stand out business. CreativeLive. [Course] Retrieved from

Gerver, Richard., and Seveke, Rik. (2014, November 24) To create is to hurt a little – a Dutch perspective on creative learning. [Blog] Retrieved from–a-dutch-perspective-on-creative-learning

Gibbs, Jeanne. (2006) Tribes learning communities. CentreSource Systems, California, U.S.A.

Gilkey, Charlie. (2011, July 18) Show up in a different way. [Blog] Retrieved from

Glass, Ira. (2009, August 18) Ira Glass on storytelling, part 3 of 4. [Video]. Public Radio International. Retrieved from

Glover, John A. (1980) Becoming a more creative person; use self-management to develop creativity in writing, problem solving, and interpersonal skills. Prentice Hall, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Godin, Seth. (2003) Purple cow. Penguin Books, London, England.

Godin, Seth. (2007, May 17) How to get your ideas to spread. [Video] Retrieved from

Godin, Seth. (2008) Tribes. Penguin Books, London, England.

Godin, Seth. (2009, May 11) The tribes we lead. [Video] Retrieved from

Goral, Mary. (2009) Transformational teaching; Waldorf-inspired methods in the public school. Steiner Books, Great Barrington, U.S.A.

Green, Robert., and Elffers, Joost. (1998) The 48 laws of power. Hodder Headline, Sydney, Australia.

Helping realise dreams. (2010, May 5). Free Press Leader, p. 3.

Hendrix, Gay. (2009) The big leap. HarperCollins Publishers, Sydney, Australia.

Heylighen, Francis. (n.d.) Characteristics and problems of the gifted: neural propagation depth and flow motivation as a model of intelligence and creativity. Retrieved from

Hundloe, Tor. (2008) From Budda to Bono; seeking sustainability. JoJo Publishing, Docklands, Australia.

Hung, Woei. (2008) The 9 step design process for problem-based learning. Educational Research Review, 4(2), pp. 118 – 141.

Inayatullah, Sohail. (2005) Anticipatory action learning: theory and practice. Futures 38, pp. 656 – 666.

Iny, Danny. (2015) The audience revolution. Danny Iny, U.S.A.

Isaksen, Scott G. (n.d) Educational implications of creativity research: an updated rationale for creative learning. Retrieved from

Isaksen, Scott G., and Murdock, Mary C. (1990) The outlook for the study of creativity: an emerging discipline? Studia Psychologica 32, pp. 53 – 77.

Isaksen, Scott G., Murdock, Mary C., Firestien, Roger L., and Treffinger, Donald J. (1993) The emergence of a discipline: understanding and recognizing creativity. Ablex Publishing Corporation, New York, U.S.A.

Isaksen, Scott.G., Puccio, Gerard J. and Treffinger, Donald J. (1993) An ecological approach to creativity research: profiling for creative problem solving. The Journal of Creative Behaviour 27(3), pp. 149-170.

Isaksen, Scott G., and Parnes, Sidney J. (2013) Curriculum planning for creative thinking and problem solving. The Creative Problem Solving Group. Retrieved from

Jackson, Hildur. (2004) Integrated Ecovillage design; a new planning tool for sustainable development. Gaia Trust. Retrieved from

Jarrett, Christian. (2012, June 27) Why the left-brain right-brain myth will probably never die. Psychology Today. Retrieved from

Jensen, Derrick. (2011) Dreams. Seven Stories Press, New York, U.S.A.

Jung, C. G., edited by Shamdasani, Sonu. (2009) The red book; a readers’ edition. Norton & Company, New York, U.S.A.

Juniper, Tony. (2007) How many lightbulbs does it take to change a planet? Quercus, London, England.

Kaufman, Scott Barry. (2013, August 19) The real neuroscience of creativity. Scientific American. [Blog] Retrieved from

Kaufman, Scott Barry. (2014, October 30) The creative gifts of ADHD. The Huffington Post. Retrieved from

KEA. (2009) The impact of culture on creativity. For the European Commission (Directorate-General for Education and Culture. [Report] Retrieved at

Kieves, Tama. J. (2002) This time I dance; creating the work you love. Penguin Group, New York, U.S.A.

Kluger, Jeffrey. (2013, May 9) Assessing the creative spark. Time Magazine. Retrieved at

KPMG. (2009) Re-engaging our kids; a framework for education provision to children and young people at risk of disengaging or disengaged from school. Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. Retrieved from

Lamb, Stephen., Jackson,Jen., Walstab, Anne., and Huo, Shuyan. (2015) Educational opportunity in Australia 2015: Who succeeds and who misses out. Centre for International Research on Education Systems, Victoria University, for the Mitchell Institute, Melbourne.

Larmer, John. (2015, July 13) Project-based learning vs problem-based learning. Retrieved from

Lee, Jennifer. (2011) The right brain business plan. New World Library, California, U.S.A.

Levin, Kelly., Cashore, Benjamin., Bernstein, Steven., and Auld, Graeme. (2012) Overcoming the tragedy of super wicked problems: constraining our future selves to ameliorate global climate change. Policy Sciences 45(2), pp. 123-152.

Loehr, Jim., and Schwartz, Tony. (2003) The power of full engagement. Free Press, New York, U.S.A.

Macdonald, Jane. (2016) SHiNE: the power and nature of creativity. Unpublished.

Markley, Oliver W. (2003 February15) Experiencing the needs of future generations; a step toward global consciousness. Retrieved from

Maslow, Abraham H. (1974) Creativity in self-actualising people. Theron M. Covin (Ed) (1974). In Readings in human development; a
humanistic approach. MSS Information Corporation, New York, U.S.A.

Maslow, Abraham H. (2000) The Maslow business reader. Deborah C. Stephens (Ed). John Wiley and Sons, New York, U.S.A. Retrieved from

Maurice, Yvette., Briggs, Saga., and Stenger, Marianne. (n.d) Cultivating creativity; 27 interviews from innovative educators. Open Colleges. Retrieved from

McLellan, Ros., Galton, Maurice., Steward, Susan., and Page, Charlotte. (2012) The impact of creative partnerships on the wellbeing of children and young people. [Report] University of Cambridge. Retrieved from

McNiff, Jean. (1988) Action research, principles and practice. Routledge, Oxon, England.

McNiff, Jean. (1995) Action research for professional development; concise advice for new action researchers. [Booklet]. Retrieved from

Mercogliano, Chris. (2006) How to grow a school; starting and sustaining schools that work. The Oxford Village Press, New York, U.S.A.

Mercogliano, Chris. (2012, October 16) The self-organising child. TEDxYouth. [Video] Retrieved from

Mergendoller, John R. and Thomas, John W. (n.d.) Managing project based learning: principles from the field. Retrieved from

Merrifield, Jeff. (1998) Damanhur; the real dream. Harper Collins Publishers, London, England.

Merton, Thomas. (1966, February 21) [Letter] In William H. Shannon (Ed). (1985) Hidden ground of love; the letters of Thomas Merton on religious experience and social concerns. Collins Publishers, Toronto, Canada.

Mintz, Jerry. (2012, October 16) The power of democratic process in schools. [Video] Retrieved from

Mintz, Jerry., and Mercogliano, Chris. (2015) Start a school 101. [Course] Alternative Education Resource Organisation, New York, U.S.A.

National Advisory Committee on Creative and Cultural Education. (1998) All Our Futures: Creativity, Culture and Education. [Report] London, England. Retrieved from

Neill, A.S. (1966) Freedom – Not License! Hart Publishing, New York, U.S.A.

Norton, Michael. (1977) The directory of social change; community. Wildhouse Ltd, London, England.

Oakley, Kate. (2007, June 12) Educating for the creative workforce; rethinking arts and education. ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation. Retrieved from

O’Hara, L. A., and Sternberg, Robert J. (2000) It doesn’t hurt to ask;: effects of instructions to be creative, practical, or analytical on essay writing performance and their interaction with students’ thinking styles. Creativity Research Journal 13, pp. 197–210.

Orwell, George. (1946) Why I write. Gangrel, London, England. Retrieved from

Osho. (1999) Creativity: unleashing the forces within. St. Martin’s Griffin, New York, U.S.A.

O’Sullivan, Cydney and Myton, Carrie. (2014) Experts success. Innovation Publishing, Sydney, Australia.

Oudshoorn, Abe. (2013, April 3) Participatory action research. [Video] Retrieved from

Peck, M. Scott. (1994) A world waiting to be born; civility rediscovered. Bantum Books, New York, U.S.A.

Pressfield, Steven. (2002) The war of art. Warner Books, New York, U.S.A.

Plath, Sylvia. (2000) The unabridged journals of Sylvia Plath. Anchor Books, New York, U.S.A.

Ray, Paul H., and Anderson, Sherry R. (2000) The cultural creatives: how 50 million people are changing the world. Three Rivers Press, New York, U.S.A.

Researcher Ragan (2013, January 20) Action research. [Video] Retrieved from

Reis, Sally M. (2002) Toward a theory of creativity in diverse creative women. Creativity Research Journal 14(3-4), 305 – 316.

Rhodes, James M. (1961) An analysis of creativity. Phi Delta Kappan (April), pp. 305 – 310.

Robinson, Sir Ken. (2001, October 14) Changing education paradigms. RSAnimate. [Video] Retrieved from

Robinson, Sir Ken. (2007, January 6) Do schools kill creativity? [Video] Retrieved from

Robinson, Sir Ken. (2015, September 15) Bring on the learning revolution! [Video] Retrieved from

Robinson, Sir Ken and Aronica, Lou. (2015) Creative Schools: the grassroots revolution that’s transforming education. Viking, New York, U.S.A.

Rothenburg, Albert., and Hausman, Carl R. (Eds). (1976) The creativity question. Duke University Press, Durham, U.S.A.

Runco, Mark A., and Pritzker, Steven R. (Eds). (1999) Encyclopaedia of creativity. Academic State Press, California, U.S.A.

Scharmer, C. Otto. (2009) Theory U; leading from the future as it emerges. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, San Francisco, U.S.A.

Schwartz, Tony. (2010) The way we’re working isn’t working. Simon & Schuster, Sydney, Australia.

SGS Economics and Planning. (2013) Valuing Australia’s creative industries. Creative Industries Innovation Centre. [Report] Retrieved from

Sinek, Simon. (2013, September 29) Start with why. TED. [Video] Retrieved from

Singer, Isaac B., and Landis, Joseph C. (1986) Aspects of I.B. Singer. Queens College Press, New York, U.S.A.

Slavin, Robert E. (1991) Synthesis of research of cooperative learning. Educational Leadership 48(5), pp. 71-82.

Smith, Chris. (2009) A More Sustainable World. In Wright, Shelagh., Newbigin, John., Kieffer, John., Holden, John., and Berwick, Tom. (Eds.), After the crunch. Retrieved from

Social Ventures Australia. ((n.d.) A business planning guide for social enterprises. [Guide] Retrieved from

State of Victoria Department of Education and Training. (2015) The education state; consultation paper. Retrieved from

Sternberg, Robert J. (2006) The nature of creativity. Creativity Research Journal 18(1), pp. 87–98.

Stone, Dulci, M. (2009) Aspects of creativity. Zeus Publications, Burleigh, Australia.

Tambling, Pauline. (2015, March 20). Freelancing and the future of creative jobs. [Blog] Retrieved from

Thomas, John W. (2000) A review of research on project-based learning. Retrieved from

Torrence, E. Paul (1979) Search for satori and creativity. Creative Education Foundation 12, New York, U.S.A.

Torrence, E. Paul, (1972) Teaching for creativity. Part 1: Can we teach children to think creatively? Frontiers of Creativity Research, pp. 189 – 215. Retrieved from

Tredinnick, Mark. (2006) The little red writing book. University of New South Wales Press Ltd, Sydney, Australia.

Treffinger, Donald. J. (1980) Encouraging creative learning for the gifted and talented. Ventura, CA: Ventura County Superintendent of Schools.

Troward, Thomas. (1915) The creative process in the individual (edition 1991). DeVorss Publications, California, U.S.A.

UNCTAD and the UNDP (2010) Creative economy report card. Creative economy: a feasible development option. United Nations. Retrieved from

Van Norden, Bryan W., and Ivanhoe, Philip J. (2006) Readings in classical Chinese philosophy. Second edition. Hackett Publishing Company, Indianapolis, U.S.A.

Vega, Vanessa. (2012, December 3) Project-based learning research review. Retireved at

Visual ly (2014, July 10). The move towards a freelance economy. [Whitepaper] Retrieved from

Vogler, Chris (n.d.) Hero’s journey. [Blog] Retrieved from’s_journey.htm

Vogler, Christopher. (2007) The writers journey: mythic structure for writers. Third edition. Michael Wiese Productions, California, U.S.A.

Walker, Jeff. (2014) Launch. Morgan James Publishing, New York, U.S.A.

Wann, David. (2007) Simple prosperity; finding real wealth in a sustainable lifestyle. David Wann, New York, U.S.A.

Westby, Eric L., and Dawson, V. L. (1995) Creativity; asset or burden in the classroom? Creativity Research Journal 8(1), pp. 1 – 10.

Whitehead, Jack. (2008) Using a living theory methodology in improving practice and generating educational knowledge in living theories. Educational Journal of Living Theories 1(1), pp. 103-126.

Whitehead, Jack., and Jean McNiff. (2006) Action research, living theory. Sage Publications, London, England.

Yogendra, Vijayadev. (1985) Future education. Centre Publications, Warrick, Australia.

Zimmerman, Barry. (2002) Becoming a self-regulated learner; an overview. Theory into Practice 41(2), pp. 64–70.