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The Creative Sciences

Rees, S.W.; Newton, D.P.

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Creativity lies at the heart of science teaching and learning. However, stereotypically, creativity is more widely associated with the arts than the sciences. In this article, we challenge this perception and demonstrate how to teach for and with creativity in science. With developments in artificial intelligence, the need to foster students’ creative thinking in STEM subjects is a matter of urgency. Using Joseph Wright’s painting “An Experiment with a Bird and the Air Pump”, the lectures of Michael Faraday, and imaginative activities we highlight how creativity is fundamental to scientific endeavour and how this can be emphasised in science teaching.


Rees, S., & Newton, D. (2021). The Creative Sciences. School science review, 382, 57-62

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 30, 2020
Online Publication Date Sep 11, 2021
Publication Date 2021-09
Deposit Date Aug 20, 2021
Publicly Available Date Nov 2, 2021
Journal School Science Review
Print ISSN 0036-6811
Publisher Association for Science Education
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 382
Pages 57-62
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Reproduced by kind permission of ASE. Permission for any further usage of this material should be sought from the publisher, using the email address:

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