Leading Creative Knowledge Processes: Knowledge Intensive Organizations and Learning Contexts

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We live in a changing world and creativity is important both in organizations and in a digital work life where there is a need to be innovative and able to adjust to a rapid changing society. This also includes schools and higher education institutions that prepare young people for an unknown future (21 Century skills). Further, as a society we are facing new social and global challenges that require interdisciplinary and innovative solutions.

The LEAD C-PRO project is an umbrella project comprising several sub-projects developing models and concepts for creative knowledge processes and how such processes are led in different learning contexts in organizations and other workplaces, schools, and in higher education.


  • Ness, I.J. and Glaveanu, V. (2019): Polyphonic Orchestration: The dialogical dynamic of creativity. In Dynamic Perspectives on Creativity: New Directions for Theory, Research, and Practice in Education. Springer.
  • Ness, I.J. (2019): Behind the Scenes: How to research creativity in multidisciplinary groups. In Handbook of Re/Searching the Social in Creativity Research: Methods, Studies, and Reflections’. Palgrave Macmillan book series ‘Creativity and Culture’.
  • Ness, I.J. and Egelandsdal, K. (2018): The STEPRE-model: Knowledge development in Higher education. Short paper for the Conference: Designs for Learning.
  • Ness, I. J. (2017). Polyphonic Orchestration: Understanding how leaders facilitate creative knowledge processes in multidisciplinary groups working with innovation. European Journal of Innovation Management.


  • Ness, I.J. and Dysthe, O. (accepted): Polyphonic Imagination: Understanding creative processes in multidisciplinary groups working with innovation. Creativity Research Journal.
  • Ness, I.J. (accepted): The Room of Opportunity - Polyphony and Creative knowledge processes in the classroom in shcool and in Higher education. In Dialogisk pedagogikk, kreativitet og læring. KLIM forlag, Denmark.
  • Ness, I.J. and Thompson, I. (forthcoming): Exploring the Relational Zone of Development. Journal of Learning, Culture, and Social Interaction.

Project Period:

March 2017 - March 2022

Project Period:

March 2017

March 2022

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Project Leader:

Ingunn Johanne Ness

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