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Open Access

Degree Name

Creative Studies, M.S.


International Center for Studies in Creativity


Dr. Susan Keller-Mathers

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This project explores my personal and professional journey as a teacher in higher education and how it parallels the unique journey of the institution where I teach, Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario. This is a story about the pursuit of creativity in education and the transformation as a result of creativity. Drawing on current theories of creativity, in particular the 4 P’s (person, process, product and press), it examines what factors played a role in initiating and managing change. Presented as a narrative, this project documents the various aspects of personal and organizational change. The questions asked include: “What sparked the personal and organizational pursuit of creativity in education at Sheridan?” and “What elements fostered creativity to grow and build a community for the purpose of teaching and learning for creativity?”