Coming Out of the Old: The Role of Technology in Creative Pedagogy
SungAe Yoo, Hye Jeong Kim, Texas A&M University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Diego, CA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-78-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Creativity is an integral part of learning and human development. In this presentation we reframe the concept of creativity within the context of teacher education grounded upon existing definitions of creativity. Further explore the potential that current computer technology offers for developing creative thinking skills among teacher learners. We identify key components of creativity in teacher education as personal characteristics, pedagogy, context, collaboration, and creative practice. And conceptualize creativity in teacher education is manifested in the interaction of the key components. We described attributes of each of the five components with illustration. Also we determine four key processes in which technology may take a significant role in developing creativity: expression, communication, collaboration, and knowledge management. Finally discussed implications of use of technology in teacher education.
Yoo, S. & Kim, H.J. (2010). Coming Out of the Old: The Role of Technology in Creative Pedagogy. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2010--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3409-3414). San Diego, CA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).