SITE 2014: (In)disciplined Creativity in Teacher Education

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SIG Members,

Here is another PDF of our presentation on “(In)disciplined Creativity in Teacher Education” from SITE 2014.

Over the past several decades, creativity has become a subject of heightened interest to the field of teaching (Plucker, Beghetto, and Dow, 2004). There is a strong, and generally agreed-upon conviction on the relevance and necessity of creativity in teaching (Amabile, 1996; Cropley, 2003; Sawyer, 2011; Sternberg, 1999). How that creativity should be instantiated in teacher education however is a more uncertain prospect. The role of creativity here is not always clear, and varies depending on schools and programs (Craft, 2000). To shed some further light upon these issues, the presentations in this symposium focused 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 provided a range of examples of how they have incorporated creative approaches in their pedagogy and the role that digital technologies play in this process.

Presenters:
1. Punya Mishra, Michigan State University, United States
2. Danah Henriksen, Michigan State University, United States
3. John C. Park, Baylor University, United States
4. John Lee, North Carolina State University, United States
5. Joe Garofalo, University of Virginia, United States
6. Carl Young, North Carolina State University, United States
7. Douglas Hartman, Michigan State University, United States
8. Sara Kajder, Shady Side Academy, United States
9. William Cain, Michigan State University, United States