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Journal of Technology and Teacher Education

July 2015 Volume 23, Number 3

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 9

  1. Introduction to the Special Issue: Creativity, Technology & Teacher Education

    Danah Henriksen, Arizona State University, United States; Punya Mishra, Michigan State University, United States

    This special issue of the Journal of Technology & Teacher Education puts the spotlight on the topic of creativity – within the scope of technology and teacher education. The importance of... More

    pp. 273-277

  2. Beyond right or wrong: Challenges of including creative design activities in the classroom

    Karen Brennan, Harvard University, United States

    In this article, we explore challenges encountered by K-12 educators in establishing classroom cultures that support creative learning activities with the Scratch programming language. Providing... More

    pp. 279-299

  3. Assessment of Creativity in Arts and STEM Integrated Pedagogy by Pre-service Elementary Teachers

    Daniel A. Tillman, Song A. An & Rachel L. Boren, University of Texas at El Paso, United States

    In education, mathematics and science are often taught in a manner that lacks opportunities for students to engage in creativity, and the arts are allotted less time with fewer resources. This... More

    pp. 301-327

  4. Epic Fails: Reconceptualizing Failure as a Catalyst for Developing Creative Persistence within Teaching and Learning Experiences

    Shaunna Smith, Texas State University, United States

    This article presents findings from a case study that explored creative persistence through a reconceptualization of what it means to fail within an educational setting. Participants included in... More

    pp. 329-355

  5. Towards a Theory of Distributed Instruction in Creative Arts Education

    Erica Rosenfeld Halverson, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States; Rebecca Lowenhaupt, Boston College, United States; Tj Kalaitzidis, Brown University, United States

    This article examines how arts-based informal learning spaces engage young people at the intersection of creativity and technology. We conducted case studies of four youth media arts organizations ... More

    pp. 357-385

  6. Fostering Creativity through Inquiry and Adventure in Informal Learning Environment Design

    Aaron Doering & Jeni Henrickson, University of Minnesota, United States

    Self-directed, inquiry-based learning opportunities focused on transdisciplinary real-world problem solving have been shown to foster creativity in learners. What tools might we provide classroom... More

    pp. 387-410

  7. Creative and Computational Thinking in the Context of New Literacies: Working with Teachers to Scaffold Complex Technology-Mediated Approaches to Teaching and Learning

    Michael D. DeSchryver, Central Michigan University, United States; Aman Yadav, Michigan State University, United States

    For too long, creativity in schools has been almost solely associated with art, music, and writing classes. Now, creative thinking skills are increasingly emphasized across the disciplines. At the ... More

    pp. 411-431

  8. Teaching Creativity in a Master’s Level Educational Technology Course

    Susan Stansberry, Penny Thompson & Angel Kymes, Oklahoma State University, United States

    An online course was created for the purposes of engaging in-service teachers in pedagogies and technologies associated with creativity, innovation, and invention; using a variety of technologies... More

    pp. 433-453

  9. Novel, Effective, Whole: Toward a NEW Framework for Evaluations of Creative Products

    Danah Henriksen, Arizona State University, United States; Punya Mishra & Rohit Mehta, Michigan State University, United States

    Creativity is increasingly viewed as an important 21st century skill that needs to be taught in schools. This emphasis on creativity is often reflected by having students engage in open-ended,... More

    pp. 455-478