KIE 2022 Creativity Book Project

Book Title: “Unpacking Creativity: Culture, Innovation, and Motivation in Global Contexts”

Call for Chapter Proposals – download here

The nexus of creativity, culture, innovation and motivation is essential for solving global problems. Understanding how this nexus is shaped and generated is crucial for the continuing existence of our planet. We invite chapter proposals that contribute to the unpacking of creativity in global contexts, with a focus on illuminating the role culture, innovation and motivation play in the process. We are interested in syntheses that show how contributions reflect “global” circumstances through which authors and their research are situated, whether across scale (local, national, regional, global) or context (geographic, social, political, economic, or temporal). We welcome contributions across diverse investigative methodologies and disciplines including psychology, education, sociology, creativity, motivation, economics, business, STEM, policy, politics, etc.

The book entitled Unpacking Creativity: Culture, Innovation, and Motivation in Global Contexts, will serve as the KIE conference book with authors presenting their ideas either virtually or onsite at the 2022 KIE conference in Madrid, Spain. The goal is to gather from scholars, researchers, practitioners, artists, journalists, business and government leaders, and other creative people data that addresses any of the following key questions or debates:How do we conceptualize and then define the creativity-culture-innovation-motivation nexus?

*How do we learn to see/know/recognize the creativity-culture-innovation-motivation nexus around us? How can we apply/teach this knowledge?

*How is the creativity-culture-innovation-motivation nexus applied differently across different geographic, cultural, personal, discipline, methodological and historical contexts?

*What shapes/sparks the creativity-culture-innovation-motivation nexus?  

*What role do global crises (climate, education, technology, health, politics, etc.) play in shaping the creativity-culture-innovation-motivation nexus?

*What measurement and assessment tools are effective in identifying and evaluating the creativity-culture-innovation-motivation nexus? 

*How do social actors (teachers, artists, media, movement activists, policy-actors, researchers, leaders, etc.) intersect with the creativity-culture-innovation-motivation nexus and with what effect?

Chapters will be organized thematically across the four facets – creativity, culture, innovation, motivation – but contributions do not need to deal with only one and in fact may explore an intersection of two or more facets. In addition, we welcome contributions that center one or more areas of application, for example:Aging support- senior living, home care, retirement

*Arts

*Culture

*Economics and business

*Education

*Entertainment and Media

*Government and politics

*Healthcare

*Housing

*Poverty and inequality

*Research

*Creativity/Innovation

*Motivation

*Neuroscience – Cognitive

*Covid-19

*Cancer

*Mental – Depression, ADT, Autism, other

*Pharmaceuticals- vaccines

*DNA technologies

*Climate change

*Space programs          

*Social Movements

*Technology and its effects

Proposals due by March 31, 2022, and should include the following:

  • Proposal (1-page): title, abstract, key ideas/debates and categories addressed, keywords (5-7)
  • Author(s)’ name(s)/affiliation(s) + short bio(s)
  • Corresponding author email contact (if more than one chapter author, editors will interact with the first author)

Submit proposals to: 

KIE Creativity Books Project:

Email: Kieteam @ kiecon.org

Timeline:

  • Prospective authors submit proposal by March 31, 2022 (reviewed on a rolling basis so early submissions welcome)
  • Invitation for full chapter submission by April 15, 2022
  • Full chapter due by June 30, 2022
  • Authors invited to present their chapter content  at the KIE conference in Madrid: July 26-28 (virtual option available)
  • Final editorial comments sent to proposed authors by August 30, 2022
  • Revised full chapter due by October 1, 2022
  • Publication anticipated late 2022

Evaluation Criteria for Chapter Author Selection

*Chapter addresses key questions/debates/possible categories

*Author(s)’ provide evidence for an established reputation for writing the chapter (e.g., publications, affiliation, position, etc.) via a short auto-biography

Exciting news will follow as plans finalize to connect the book with the 2022 KIE international conference. For example, the first Global Lecture presented by one of the chapter authors will occur immediately after the RDCA Sig panel. The lecture event will conclude with an award/s for one or two selected individual/s – something like the “KIE Award for Contributions to Global Well-being in Creativity, Culture, Innovation and Motivation”.

Book Structure

*Preface- James Ogunleye, PhD, Chairman KIE & Creativity Book Series

*Introduction theory chapter that outlines what is meant by “global” and introduces the nexus – Fredricka Reisman and Kristy Kelly

*Three subsections with an intro chapter to each, written by Freddie and Kristy. The intro chapter to the subsections will introduce the authors and themes to provide the reader an advance organizer. A conclusion chapter ends each section by abstracting themes across countries and other comparative contexts.Creativity (5-6 chapters + intro and conclusion)

*Culture (5-6 chapters + intro and conclusion)

*Innovation (5-6 chapters + intro and conclusion)

*Motivation (5-6 chapters + intro and conclusion)

*Conclusion chapter that explicates themes and shows comparative contexts considering the theory chapter. This chapter offers insights from the process of collaboration and highlights areas for future research and growth potential in the field – Kristy and Freddie

Editor Bios and contact information

Fredricka Reisman, PhD, is Emerita Professor and Founder Drexel School of Education; Creator and and Former Director, Creativity and Innovation Programs; Director  Freddie Reisman Center for Translational Research in Creativity and Motivation (FRC); Co-Director, Drexel-Torrance Center for Creativity and Innovation; former Drexel Assistant Provost- Assessment & Evaluation. Dr. Reisman was awarded the 2001 New Millennium Foundation Technology Award, the national 2002 Champion of Creativity Award by the American Creativity Association (ACA) and was the recipient of the 2017 National Association for Gifted Children E. Paul Torrance Award. She was honored in Spring 2020 by Drexel where the university-wide faculty creativity award has been renamed “Freddie ReismanFaculty Scholarly and Creative Activity Awards”.She is Co-Founder- Education, Learning, and Brain Sciences (E-LaBS) Research Collaborative; and President Emerita, American Creativity Association. Dr. Reisman continues to teach in the  Creativity & Innovation programs and to chair and serve on dissertation committees for doctoral students interested in the Creativity & Innovation concentration. Her PhD in Mathematics Education is from Syracuse University. Prior to Drexel, Dr. Reisman served as Professor and Chair of the Division of Elementary Education at the University of Georgia; a grades 3 and 5 elementary, middle school, high school mathematics teacher in New York State; and as a mathematics education instructor at Syracuse University. Dr, Reisman has been awarded over $14,800,000 private and government grants to support her research and teacher ed projects and has served as evaluator on funded engineering projects and numerous Pennsylvania and New York State university teacher certification programs. She has created several books, contributions to books, journal publications, and assessments that focus on mathematics learning and teaching and creativity applications including a 2021 co-authored book published by Routledge entitled Using Creativity to Address Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and Dyscalculia: Assessment and Techniques. She has served since 2013 as editor for the  Knowledge, Innovation & Enterprise (KIE) conference book and is co-editor of the 2022 KIE conference book with Dr. Kelly. You can email her at freddie@drexel.edu.

Kristy Kelly, PhD, is a sociologist specializing in the politics of knowledge, organizational change, transnational feminisms, and social change in Southeast Asia. She is Associate Clinical Professor of Global Education at Drexel University and affiliated with the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University. She has written on gender and organizational change, feminist mentoring, gender mainstreaming, women in leadership, gender and corruption, and inclusive virtual conferencing. She edits the book series Education Research in Global Contexts (Emerald) and has co-edited two volumes on gender and practice in Advances in Gender Research (Emerald). Kristy is a founding member and co-president of the Society of Gender Professionals and past co-chair of the Gender and Education Standing Committee of the Comparative and International Education Society. You can email her at kek72@drexel.edu, tweet her @genderpolicy and find out more about her and her work on LinkedIn, Academia.edu, and ResearchGate.           

Also note – very important

  1. The absolute word limit per chapter including references is 15,000. ALL tables, charts, and graphs must be CAMERA-READY and NO foot notes please. Referencing style should be APA. The book size is 16cmx23cm.

2. As stated, the book will be published in August just the KIE Conference closes. As always, each conference registered participant will receive a free print copy; non-participants will access the book online.

3. The Conference will publish a four-page newsletter that showcases award-wining author/s – in addition to being recognised at the Annual E. Paul Torrance International Roundtable on Creative Thinking & RDCA SIG, which are in-filled into the conference.

*KIE Recognition Award for Best Papers [Awards Homepage]

The Best Paper Recognition Awards are presented to the individuals judged by the Creativity Experts Panel of the KIE International Advisory Board to have written the best papers appearing in the annual KIE creativity volume. The award criteria are:

*clear and scholarly presentation,

*research or essay focus, and

**APA format.

Creativity Expert Panel & Awards Judges

Fredricka Reisman, PhD, President Emeritus, American Creativity Association Drexel University, USA & Professor Emeritus, Drexel University, USA

James Kaufman, PhD, President, American Creativity Association & a Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut, USA

Larry Keiser, PhD, Treasurer, American Creativity Association &

Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Education, Drexel University, PA, USA

Gerard Puccio, PhD, Department Chair and Professor, International Center for Studies in Creativity, Buffalo State University of New York, USA

*KIE Recognition Award for Best Papers [Awards Homepage]

The Best Paper Recognition Awards are presented to the individuals judged by the Creativity Experts Panel of the KIE International Advisory Board to have written the best papers appearing in the annual KIE creativity volume. The award criteria are:

*clear and scholarly presentation,

*APA format,

*research or essay focus, and

*scholarly presentation.

Creativity Expert Panel & Awards Judges

Fredricka Reisman, PhD, President Emeritus, American Creativity Association Drexel University, USA & Professor Emeritus, Drexel University, USA

James Kaufman, PhD, President, American Creativity Association & a Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut, USA

Larry Keiser, PhD, Treasurer, American Creativity Association & Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Education, Drexel University, PA, USA

Gerard Puccio, PhD, Department Chair and Professor, International Center for Studies in Creativity, Buffalo State University of New York, USA

KIE Conference Participation

*If you are interested in the KIE conference or attending and participating in the Torrance Roundtable,  Reisman Diagnostics Creativity Assessment Special Interest Group (RDCA SIG), Kaufman Family Research Symposium, or any of the KIE in-filled events, please send enquiries to kieteam [@] kiecon.org.