Special Issue "Creativity and Learning Analytics in K-12 Education"

A special issue of Education Sciences (ISSN 2227-7102). This special issue belongs to the section "Education and Psychology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 July 2023) | Viewed by 419

Special Issue Editors

UniSA STEM, University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia
Interests: creativity; creativity in education; stem creativity; creativity assessment
Centre for Change and Complexity in Learning (C3L), University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia
Interests: networks; analytics; human and artificial cognition in education
Prof. Dr. Maarten De Laat
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
Centre for Change and Complexity in Learning (C3L), University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia
Interests: learning and value creation in social networks
Centre for Change and Complexity in Learning (C3L), University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia
Interests: creativity; educational psychology; human and artificial cognition

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues:

1) As a widespread digital transformation of work and society takes hold, creativity is becoming established as a key 21st century competency. Without a well-honed capacity for creativity and complex problem solving, school leavers are forced to compete with AI and sophisticated cyber-physical systems for jobs. Conversely, those school leavers who are adept at creativity are in demand in industries tackling novel and unprecedented problems in an unpredictable and rapidly changing world, making creativity a central focus of K-12 education. However, while a great deal is known about creativity in education, many questions remain, not least ones requiring answers to move creativity from a niche topic to a central element of every child’s education. If creativity is to be embedded successfully in K-12 education, it requires strong support from educational technologies, particularly learning analytics.

2) The aim of this Special Issue is to shine a light on the practical issues urgently requiring tackling if creativity is to be developed on a wide scale throughout K-12 education. It is important to determine what problems must be solved to move creativity from a niche topic—for example, as a component of gifted programs—to an essential element of the education of every child at every level, and what technological support, for example, from learning analytics, would be necessary to support this transition?

3) Suggested themes:

  • Barriers to creativity in K-12 education;
  • Teaching for creativity in K-12 education;
  • Teaching with creativity in K-12 education;
  • Large-scale creativity assessment in K-12 education;
  • Educational technologies and creativity in K-12 education;
  • Learning analytics and creativity in K-12 education.

Prof. Dr. David Cropley
Prof. Dr. George Siemens
Prof. Dr. Maarten De Laat
Dr. Rebecca Marrone
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Education Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • creativity
  • education
  • educational technologies
  • learning analytics

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
Back to TopTop