Dynamic Conversations                                              Creativity and Employability.

Welcome to second edition of ‘Perspectives On: Dynamic Conversations’. This interactive edition of the ‘Perspectives On’ series has been designed to provide a framework to support topical debate on current issues in the learning and teaching environment.

The theme for this Dynamic Conversation is creativity and employability. As we embrace a new future of work requirements and consider the impacts of digitalisation and the move towards a knowledge-based society and economy, the development of creativity skills will be a major driving force in supporting relevant student learning.

Topics covered in this edition of Dynamic Conversations include creativity and employment for economists, using unfamiliar learning activities to encourage creativity and creativity from the employer perspective.

Please click the links below to navigate through the submissions, and don't forget to join the conversation in the comments boxes at the bottom of each submission.


Using unfamiliar learning activities to encourage creativity

Katherine Leopold CMBE and Dr Dawn Reilly CMBE of University of Greenwich Business School explore how educators can embed creativity into the curriculum.


Creativity and employability in the era of the 'squiggly' career

Nicola Urquhart of Kent Business School discusses the benefits to students of adopting a creative approach to their career.


Creativity and employability for Economists: a relationship in need of shaping?

Dr Ian Smith of Bristol Business School considers the 'dark' side of creativity, and the various interpretations for Economists.

Interested in taking part in future?

Further themes for Dynamic Conversations will be released in forthcoming Chartered ABS newsletters. If you have a suggestion for a future theme, please contact the Chair of the Editorial Board at Cathy.Minett-Smith@uwe.ac.uk.

The ‘Perspectives On’ Editorial Board is comprised of:

  • Chair: Dr Cathy Minett-Smith, CMBE, PhD, PFHEA, Associate Dean for Learning, Teaching and the Student Experience, Faculty of Business and Law, University of the West of England (UWE).
  • Professor Gillian Armstrong, CMBEPhD, FHEA, Director of Business Engagement, Ulster University Business School.
  • Professor Monika Foster, CMBE,PhD, PFHEA, Head of Sunderland Business School, University of Sunderland.
  • Professor Helen Williams, PhD, CPsychol, FHEA,Professor in Organisational Psychology, Cardiff Business School.

The Editorial Board would like to thank all authors for their submissions to this edition of ‘Perspectives On: Dynamic Conversations’.