Overview

My research interests revolve around creativity, technology (either/or and the intersection of both) specifically within education. Much of my recent work has focused around “trans-disciplinary” creativity, or creative cognitive skills that span disciplines.

Creative people in any discipline (from music to math, or science to art), tend to use a general set of meta-level cognitive skills to fluidly transfer knowledge and ideas across seemingly different domains. This might involve scientists being inspired by photography, to musical composers who use mathematical thinking in their composition.  Moreover, people who indulge a range of personal creativity in their lives, or who have varied interests outside of their professional field, are more able to be innovative and effectively creative in their professional work. The diverse knowledge, interests, and experiences gained by their “trans-disciplinary” interests, allows them to access and exercise more creative thinking and draw upon a broad set of experience and ideas. Along these lines, much of my work has focused on how exceptional teachers draw upon their personal-life creativity to build successful professional teaching practices. Their creative experiences and varied interests outside of the domain of teaching both enrich and directly contribute to their success in the classroom.

My current research continues to examine creativity in teaching and learning, as well as trans-disciplinary thinking, and design thinking. I see design thinking processes and trans-disciplinary thinking as structures and cognitive skills that support and guide creativity.

For a better sense of my past and current scholarship and interest, my publication list (with links, where available) is below.

Publications

Journal Articles (peer-reviewed)

Henriksen, D. (2016). The role of theory in design: Reflections on examining practical, everyday theory use in design research. She Ji: The Journal of Design, Economics, and Innovation. 2(2). 141-143.

Henriksen, D. & Mehta, R. (2016). A beautiful mindset: Creative teaching practices in mathematics. Journal of Mathematics Education. 9(2), 81-89.

Henriksen, D. (2016). The seven transdisciplinary habits of mind of creative teachers: An exploratory study. Thinking Skills and Creativity. 22, 212-232.

Henriksen, D. (2016). The role of theory in design: Reflections on examining practical, everyday theory use in design research. She Ji: The Journal of Design, Economics, and Innovation. 2(2). 141-143.

Henriksen, D. & Mehta, R. (2016). A beautiful mindset: Creative teaching practices in mathematics. Journal of Mathematics Education. 9(2), 81-89.

Henriksen, D. (2016). The seven transdisciplinary habits of mind of creative teachers: An exploratory study. Thinking Skills and Creativity. 22, 212-232.

Henriksen, D., Mishra, P., & Fisser, P. (2016). Infusing creativity and technology in 21st century education: a systemic view for change. Journal of Educational Technology & Society. 19(3), 27-37.

Smith, S., & Henriksen, D. (2016). Fail Again, Fail Better: Embracing Failure as a Paradigm for Learning and the Visual Arts. Art Education Journal. 69(2), 6-11.

de Oliveira, J., Henriksen, D., Castañeda, L., Marimon, M., Barberà, E., Monereo, C., Cole, C., Mahiri, J., & Mishra, P. (2015). The educational landscape of the digital age: Communication practices pushing (us) forwardRUSC. Universities and Knowledge Society Journal12(2), 14-29.

Henriksen, D., & Mishra, P. (2015). We teach who we are: Creativity in the lives and practices of accomplished teachers. Teachers College Record. (117)7. p. 1-46

Henriksen, D., Mehta, R. & Mishra, P. (2015). Novel, Effective, Whole: Toward a New Framework for Evaluations of Creative Products. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education. (23)3. p. 455-478.

Henriksen, D., & Mishra, P. (2015). Introduction to the Special Issue. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education. (23)3. p. 273-277.

Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (2015). Editor of special issue devoted to Creativity, technology and teacher education. Selected 8 articles by top scholars in the field, and edited, reviewed and prepared for publication. With Dr. Punya Mishra.

Henriksen, D., Mishra, P., Greenhow, C., Cain, W., & Roseth, C. (2014). A tale of two courses:  Innovation in the hybrid/online doctoral program at Michigan State UniversityTechTrends, (58)4, 48-53.

Henriksen, D. (2014). Full STEAM Ahead: Creativity in Excellent STEM Teaching Practices. The STEAM Journal, (1)2, Article 15. Available at: http://scholarship.claremont.edu/steam/vol1/iss2/15

Mishra, P., Terry, L., Henriksen, D. (2013). Guest Editor’s NotesTechTrends 57(3),2. 

Mishra, P., Terry, L., Henriksen, D. (2013). Introduction to the spotlight issue: The Educational Technology Program at Michigan State UniversityTechTrends 57(3) 17-19.

Shaltry, C., Henriksen, D., Wu, M. L. Dickson, P. (2013). Teaching pre-service teachers to integrate technology: Situated learning with online portfolios, classroom websites and FacebookTechTrends 57(3) 20-25. 

Terry, L., Mishra, P., Henriksen, D., Wolf, L.G., Kereluik, K. (2013).  Making it meaningful: The reciprocal relationship between technology and psychology.  TechTrends, 58(3), 34-39.

Henriksen, D., & Mishra, P. (2013). Learning from creative teachers. Educational Leadership. 70(5). Retrieved from  http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/feb13/vol70/num05/Learning-from-Creative-Teachers.aspx

Henriksen, D. (2011).  We Teach Who We Are: Creativity and Trans-disciplinary Thinking Among Exceptional Teachers. (Doctoral Dissertation). Michigan State University. Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses.

Mishra, P., Koehler, M.J., & Henriksen, D., (2011). The Seven Trans-disciplinary Habits of Mind: Extending the TPACK Framework Towards 21st Century Learning. Educational Technology, 11(2), 22-28.

Books

Mishra, P., & Henriksen, D. (in press). Creativity & Technology: Rethinking Their Role in Education. New York, NY: Springer Publications.

Henriksen, D. (2017). The 7 transdisciplinary habits of mind for creative education. New York, NY: Springer Publications.

Henriksen, D., & Mishra, P. (2016). Creativity, technology & teacher education. Waynesville, NC: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) Publishing.

Book Chapters

Henriksen, D. & Hoelting, M. (in press). Creativity on YouTube: Considering new media and the impulses of the learner. In L. Mikos (Ed.). Youth Creativity and New Media. Gothenburg, Sweden: NORDICOM Clearinghouse.

Henriksen, D. & Cain, W. (in press). Into the new: A creatively focused and technology-fluent (CFTF) mindset for emerging doctoral contexts. In S. Allen; L. Hyatt (Eds.). Technologically-mediated doctoral leadership education. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Henriksen, D., Mehta, R. & Mehta, S. (in press). Design thinking gives STEAM to teaching: A framework that breaks disciplinary boundaries. In M. Khine.; S. Areepattamannil; M. Melkonian (Eds.). STEAM Education: Theory, Research and Practice.

Mehta, R., Keenan, S., Henriksen, D., & Mishra, P. (in press). Developing a rhetoric of aesthetics: The (often) forgotten link between art and STEM. In M. Khine.; S. Areepattamannil; M. Melkonian (Eds.). STEAM Education: Theory, Research and Practice.

Mishra, P., Henriksen, D., Boltz, L. O., Richardson, C. (2015). E-Leadership and Teacher Development Using ICT. In R. Huang; Kinshuk; J. K. Price (Eds.). ICT in Education in Global Context: Comparative Reports of Innovations in K-12 Education. Berlin: Springer. pp. 249-266.

Mishra, P., Henriksen, D., & Mehta, R. (2015). Creativity, Digitality, and Teacher Professional Development: Unifying Theory, Research, and Practice. In M. Niess, & H. Gillow-Wiles (Eds.) Handbook of Research on Teacher Education in the Digital Age(pp. 691-722). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.

Mishra, P., & Henriksen, D. (2015). The End of the Beginning: An Epilogue. In Development of Science Teachers’ TPACK (pp. 133-142). Springer. Singapore.

Mishra, P., & Henriksen, D. (2015). Foreward. In J. Hunter, Technology Integration and High Possibility Classrooms: Building from TPACK. New York: Routledge.

Wong, E. D., & Henriksen, D., (2008). If Ideas Were Fashion. In D. Keller, Z. Bekerman, H. Giroux, & N. Burbules (Eds.), Mirror Images: Popular Culture and Education (Chapter 11). New York: Peter Lang.

Non-Refereed Publications

The TechTrends articles here are part of an ongoing column series I have been co-leading and collaborating in writing with the Deep-Play Research Group (based at Michigan State University). We have published this series of scholarly/theoretical foundations articles regularly for the journal. The topic focus is on creativity and technology for 21st century learning. TechTrends is a refereed, AACE, blind/peer-reviewed journal by Springer Publications.

Mehta, R., Henriksen, D., Mishra, P, (in press). The Courageous Rationality of Being a Neuroskeptic Neuroscientist: Dr. Arne Dietrich on Creativity and Education. Tech Trends.

Keenan, S., Henriksen, D. & The Deep-Play Research Group (2017). Organizational Contexts and Team Creativity: An Interview with Dr. Roni Reiter-Palmon on Innovation Within Organizations. Tech Trends (61)4. 316 – 321.

Elwood, K., Henriksen, D., Mishra, P., & the Deep-Play Research Group (2017). Finding Meaning in Flow: A Conversation with Susan K. Perry on Writing Creatively. TechTrends. (61).3.

Cain, W., Henriksen, D. & the Deep-Play Research Group (2017). Uncreativity: A discussion on working creativity before and after ideation with Dr. Chris Bilton. TechTrends. (61)2.

Henriksen, D., & Mishra, P., & the Deep-Play Research Group (2017). Between structure and improvisation: A conversation on creativity as a social and collaborative behavior with Dr. Keith SawyerTechTrends (61)1. 1-6.

Henriksen, D., & Hoelting, M. (2016). A Systems View of Creativity in a YouTube World. Tech Trends. (60)2. 102-106

Mehta, R., Mishra, P., & Henriksen, D., & the Deep-Play Research Group (2016). Creativity in mathematics and beyond — Learning from Fields medal winnersTech Trends (59)7.

Mishra, P., Henriksen, D., Fisser, P., & members of EDUsummIT thematic working group on Creativity (2015). EDUsummIT 2015 Executive Summary. Report on working group 6: Creativity in a Technology Enhanced Curriculum). UNESCO Bangkok & Curtin University. Bangkok, Thailand. Retrieved from: http://www.curtin.edu.au/edusummit/local/docs/edusummit2015-ebook.pdf

Mishra, P., Henriksen, D., Fisser, P., & members of EDUsummIT thematic working group on Creativity (2015). EDUsummIT 2015 Policy Paper on Creativity in a Technology Enhanced Curriculum. UNESCO Bangkok & Curtin University. Bangkok, Thailand.

Boltz, L. O., Henriksen, D., Mishra, P., & the Deep-Play Research Group (2015). Empathy through gaming—Perspective taking in a complex worldTechTrends (59) , p. 3-8.

Lee, J., Hicks, D., Henriksen, D., & Mishra, P. (2015). Historical soundscapes for creative synthesis. Tech Trends (59)5. 4-8.

Henriksen, D., DeSchryver, M., Mishra, P., & the Deep-Play Research Group (2015). Transform and Transcend: Synthesis as a trans-disciplinary approach to thinking and learning. Tech Trends, (59)4.

Henriksen, D., Keenan, S., Richardson, C., Mishra, P., & the Deep-Play Research Group (2015). Play as a Foundational Thinking Skill & Trans-disciplinary Habit of Mind. Tech Trends, (59)3.

Henriksen, D. Terry, C.A., Mishra, P., & the Deep-Play Research Group (2015). Modeling as a trans-disciplinary formative skill and practice. TechTrends (59)2. p. 4-9.

Henriksen, D., Good, J., Mishra, P., & the Deep-Play Research Group (2015). Embodied thinking as a trans-disciplinary habit of mind. TechTrends (59)1. p. 6-11

Henriksen, D., Fahnoe, C., Mishra, P. & the Deep-Play Research Group (2014). Abstracting as a trans-disciplinary habit of mindTechTrends (58)6. p. 3-7

Henriksen, D., Cain, W.,  Mishra, P.  & the Deep-Play Research Group (2014). Making sense of what you see: Patterning as a trans-disciplinary habit of mindTechTrends (58)5, p. 3-7

Henriksen, D., Mehta, R. & Mishra, P. (2014).  Learning to see: Perceiving as a trans-diciplinary habit of mind. TechTrends, (58)4, P. 9-12.

Henriksen, D., Mishra, P., & the Deep-Play Research Group. (2014). Twisting knobs and connecting things: Rethinking Technology & Creativity in the 21st Century. TechTrends, (58)1, P. 15-19

Mishra, P., Henriksen, D., & the Deep-Play Research Group (2014). Revisited and Remixed: Creative Variations and Twisting Knobs. TechTrends, (58)1, P. 20-23

Mishra, P., Henriksen, D., & the Deep-Play Research Group (2013). A NEW approach to defining and measuring creativity. TechTrends (57) 5, p. 5-13.

Mishra, P., Cain, W., Sawaya, S., Henriksen, D. & the Deep-Play Research Group, (2013). A Room of Their Own. TechTrends. (57) 4. p. 5-9.

Mishra, P., Terry, C., Henriksen, D. & the Deep-Play Research Group (2013). Square Peg, Round Hole, Good EngineeringTechTrends, (57) 2. p. 22-25.

Mishra, P., Fahnoe, C., Henriksen, D., & The Deep-Play Research Group (2013). Creativity, Self-directed Learning, and the Architecture of Technology Rich Environments.  TechTrends, (57) 1. 10-13.

Mishra, P., Henriksen, D., &  The Deep-Play Research Group (2012). On Being (In)disciplinedTech Trends 56(6), 18-21.

Mishra, P., & The Deep-Play Research Group (2012). Rethinking Technology & Creativity in the 21st Century: Crayons are the Future. TechTrends, 56(5),  13-16.

PRESENTATIONS

Mishra, P., Keenan, S. F., Mehta, R., & Henriksen, D. (2015, December). I Care About the Beauty in Science: Aesthetics in Scientific Practice and Pedagogy. Paper presented at epiSTEME 6, Mumbai, India.

Henriksen, D., Mishra, P., Cain, W., Friedman, A., Garofalo, J., Hartman, D., Hicks, D., Lee, J., Park, J. C., & Smith, S. (2015, March). Creativity Across the Disciplines: Exploring the Boundaries of Teacher Education. Symposium presented at The Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015. Las Vegas, NV.

Henriksen, D., Mishra, P., DeScryver, M., Fahnoe, C., Cain, W., Terry, C., Mehta, R., Good, G., Richardson, & C, Keenan, S. (2015, March). The Roots of Creativity: Trans-disciplinary Thinking Skills as Tools for Thinking and Learning in the 21st Century. Symposium presented at The Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015. Las Vegas, NV.

Mehta, R., Henriksen, D., & Mishra, P. (2015, March). Through the ‘Cosmos’: Beauty and Aesthetics in Science Education and Popular Media. Paper presented at The Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015. Las Vegas, NV.

Mehta, R., Henriksen, D., & Mishra, P. (2015, March). Creative Teachers: Fueled by Interdisciplinary and Avocational Pursuits. Paper presented at The Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015. Las Vegas, NV.

Boltz, E., Keenan, S., & Henriksen, D. (2015, March). Best Practices for Learning by Design Online. Best Practices category presentation at The Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015. Las Vegas, NV.

Mishra, P., Henriksen, D., Smith, S., DeSchryver, M., Cain, W., Good, J., Terry, C. (2014, March).  Fail Again, Fail Better: Contextual factors that influence creativity in technology mediated learning contexts. Symposium presented at The Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014Jacksonville, FL.

Henriksen, D., Mishra, P., Lee, J., Hartman, D., Park, J. C., Garofalo, J., Cain, W. (2014, March).  (In)Disciplined Learning in Teacher Education. Symposium presented at The Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014Jacksonville, FL.

Smith, S., Tillman, D., Slykhuis, D., Mishra, P., Alexander, C., Henriksen, D., Church, R., Goodman, A. (2014, March). Building Multidisciplinary Connections:  Intersections of Content, Creativity, and Digital Fabrication Technologies. Symposium presented at The Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014Jacksonville, FL.  Discussant: Danah Henriksen

Mishra, P., Henriksen, D., DeSchryver, M., Kereluik, K., Terry, L., Fahnoe, C., Wolf, L., & Leahy, S.  (2013, March).  Breaking Disciplinary Boundaries in 21st Century Learning: Creative Teaching with Digital Technologies. Symposium presented at The Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013New Orleans, LA.

Henriksen, D., Mishra, P., Koehler, M., Spector, M., Dickson, P., Dickson, R., Tyler-Woods, T., Jones, G., & Zellner, A. (2013, March). The Hitchiker’s Guide to Hybrid and Online Doctoral Programs. Symposium presented at The Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013New Orleans, LA.

Shaltry, C., Henriksen, D., & Wu, A. (2013, March). The Evolution of a Technology Course for Pre-Service Teachers. Best Practices category presentation at The Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013New Orleans, LA.

Henriksen, D., & Mishra, P. (2012, April). We Teach Who We Are:  Creativity and trans-disciplinary thinking among exceptional teachers. Poster session presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Vancouver, BC.

Henriksen, D., & Stapleton, K. (2009). Learning and teaching overseas: a master’s program experience in educational technology. Presentation at the Michigan Art Teachers Association Conference, Grand Rapids.

Wong, E.D., & Henriksen, D., (2005, April). If ideas were fashion. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Montreal, Canada.

Wong, E.D., & Henriksen, D., (2004, April). Contemporary culture and educational constructs: Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the idea of learning as redemption. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Diego, CA.