Creativity SIG Symposium: Creativity Across the Disciplines: Exploring the Boundaries of Teacher Education

ID: 44901 Type: Symposium
  1. Punya Mishra, Danah Henriksen, and William Cain, Michigan State University, United States
  2. Adam Friedman, Wake Forest University, United States
  3. Joe Garofalo, University of Virginia, United States
  4. Douglas Hartman, Michigan State University, United States
  5. David Hicks, University of Virginia, United States
  6. John Lee, North Carolina State University, United States
  7. John C. Park, Baylor University, United States
  8. Shaunna Smith, Texas State University, United States

Wednesday, March 4 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Location: Amazon A View on map

No presider for this session.

Abstract: Over the past several decades, creativity has become a subject of heightened interest to the field of teaching (Plucker, Beghetto, and Dow, 2004). Research has shown that teachers, as mentors and role models, are principal constituents in developing student creativity (Renzulli, 1992). Lilly & Bramwell-Rejskind (2004) suggested that teachers who motivate creativity in their students also modeled creative or divergent thinking themselves. How that creativity should be instantiated in teacher education however is a more uncertain prospect. To shed some further light upon these issues, the presentations in this symposium will focus on several different methods courses across different subject matters, examining some ways that creativity has been infused into the content and pedagogy of these courses. The presenters will provide a range of examples of how they have incorporated creative approaches in their pedagogy and the role that digital technologies play in this process.


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