Creativity in Education: A Global Concern


  • Lisa A. Bloom Western Carolina University
  • Sharon Dole Western Carolina University


This special issue of Global Education Review, dedicated to the theme of creativity, looks at creativity from various angles and lenses that are particularly relevant to education, from the neuroscience on what influences creativity and global views on creativity to specific programs that target the development of creativity.  Efforts toward nurturing creativity in public schools, higher education and teacher education are represented. 

Author Biographies

Lisa A. Bloom, Western Carolina University

Dr. Lisa Bloom is the Jay M Robinson Professor of Instructional Technology.  Her research interest include gifted education, problem based learning, classroom management and instructional technology.

Sharon Dole, Western Carolina University

Sharon Dole, PhD, is Professor and Gifted Education Program Coordinator in the School of Teaching and Learning at Western Carolina University. She completed her PhD at the University of Georgia in special education with concentrations in gifted education and learning disabilities. Her research interests include twice exceptional students, social/emotional problems of adolescents, creativity, problem-based and project-based learning, teaching civility and compassion, and online teaching and learning.