Introduction to the Special Issue: Creativity, Technology & Teacher Education
Danah Henriksen, Arizona State University, United States ; Punya Mishra, Michigan State University, United States
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Volume 23, Number 3, ISSN 1059-7069 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA
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 creativity in teaching can be traced back to foundational thinkers such as Dewey (1916; 1934) and Vygotsky (1960). In more recent years creativity in education has begun to receive a significant level of attention (Florida, 2002; Pink, 2005; Robinson, 2003; 2011; Sawyer, 2011; Zhao, 2012). As it becomes clear that we must develop creatively thinking students that can problem solve and work across fields, creativity in teaching becomes essential (Cropley, 2003; Sternberg, 2006). Teacher educators, first and foremost, will be faced with helping future teachers develop the skills and knowledge required of them in 21st century classrooms.
Henriksen, D. & Mishra, P. (2015). Introduction to the Special Issue: Creativity, Technology & Teacher Education. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 23(3), 273-277. Waynesville, NC USA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education.
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