them provided. In chapter 5, I argued that creativity emerges partly from criti- cality. If practitioners constantly review their own thinking and the assumptions on which they work, they give themselves opportunities to be more creative in their practice. The reason why this is an issue in work with older people is the history of seeing practice with this group as concerned with the provision of services, or practical rather than emotional care. Trends over many years have led toward 6Creative Practice with Older People 124 CSWOP—Payne_CSWOP—Payne 12/12/11 11
-production? How does such creativity influence the incorporation of evidence into policy or practice? What impact(s) or effect(s) does creativity have in these applications? What are the implications of this, and for whom? Meanings and definitions In this special issue we have resisted specific and/or limiting definitions of creative practice and co-production for the following reasons; a) language is a living, evolving thing, where meanings differ and shift according to time and context; b) this would be counterintuitive to the underpinning rationale and philosophy
This innovative book provides a critical analysis of diverse experiences of Co-creation in neighbourhood settings across the Global North and Global South.
A unique collection of international researchers, artists and activists explore how creative, arts-based methods of community engagement can help tackle marginalisation and stigmatisation, whilst empowering communities to effect positive change towards more socially just cities.
Focusing on community collaboration, arts practice, and knowledge sharing, this book proposes various methods of Co-Creation for community engagement and assesses the effectiveness of different practices in highlighting, challenging, and reversing issues that most affect urban cohesion in contemporary cities.
Many developed nations face the challenge of accommodating a growing, ageing population and creating appropriate forms of housing suitable for older people.
Written by an architect, this practice-led ethnography of retirement housing offers new perspectives on environmental gerontology. Through stories and visual vignettes, it presents a range of stakeholders involved in the design, construction, management and habitation of third-age housing in the UK, to highlight the importance of design decisions for the everyday lives of older people.
Drawing on unique and interdisciplinary research methods, its fresh approach shows researchers how well-designed retirement housing can enable older people to successfully age in place for longer, and challenges designers, developers and providers to evolve their design practices and products.
Jinja, Nanjing and Sheffield engage selectively with the ‘global storm’ and the ‘intergenerational storm’ of climate change. This chapter focuses on the INTERSECTION programme’s complementary use of intergenerational community-based research and creative practice to respond to some of the themes and challenges raised. It includes three case studies: a Write About Time workshop led by Sheffield poet Helen Mort; participatory research to support environmental knowledge sharing in Jinja; and a Sustainability Dancer public artwork created by Sheffield sculptor
-based activities we have thrown at you here form part of an experimental approach for social research that fuses sociological insights with creative practice. In this chapter we explain why we consider this approach might contribute to promoting wider attempts to foster a prosocial ethos and practice. As an ethos, we conceive the prosocial as seeking to promote collective human flourishing, while a prosocial practice is inclusive and imaginative. The potential to flourish is (partly) supported by involvement in diverse social relations that connect us as families
with young asylum seekers, and then reflect on how we might build new narratives from the tropes and themes that emerge. Researching identity and representation through creative practice I began my work with young asylum seekers as I was interested as a filmmaker in issues of identity, and the young migrants’ construction of complex identities as they move from one political, cultural and linguistic locus to another. How does a child of ten or twelve or fourteen, stepping off a truck and into an alien country, create a sense of self that will sustain him or
Social work and social care services should treat older people as citizens with the same humanity and rights as every other citizen. That means services of all kinds engaging older people in a fulfilling, creative life in the mainstream of each community. Informed by a wide international literature, Malcolm Payne, a leading social work author, develops a critical and creative social work practice focused on social inclusion to achieve a high quality of life for all older people and explores how advance care planning allows older people to influence the space they live in and the quality of care that they need, and support at the end of life. He shows how integrated services can provide a secure place for older people, with opportunities for personal development and creativity in their lives and that groupwork should be a crucial part of any service to facilitate mutual support and advocacy for older people and their carers.
This clearly written and well-structured textbook uses case examples and reflective points to illustrate concepts and will be essential reading for all social work students.
The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development makes climate change and responsible consumption key priorities for both industrialized and emerging economies. Moving beyond the Global North, this book uses innovative cross-national and cross-generational research with urban residents in China and Uganda, as well as the UK, to illuminate international debates about building sustainable societies and to examine how different cultures think about past, present and future responsibility for climate change.
The authors explore to what extent different nations see climate change as a domestic issue, whilst looking at local explanatory and blame narratives to consider profound questions of justice between those nations that are more and less responsible for, and vulnerable to, climate change.
Co-authored by an international team of experts across disciplines, this important book is one of the first to demonstrate the enormous benefit creative methods offer for education research.
You do not have to be an artist to be creative, and the book encourages students, researchers and practitioners to discover and consider new ways to explore the field of education. It illustrates how using creative methods, such as poetic inquiry, comics, theatre and animation, can support learning and illuminate participation and engagement. Bridging academia and practice, the book offers:
• practical advice and tips on how to use creative methods in education research;
• numerous case studies from around the world providing real-life examples of creative research methods in education practice;
• reflective discussion questions to support learning.