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Forget about traditional ways of teaching: creativity is in your heart

, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain ; , Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Peru ; , , Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain ; , Universitat Jaume I, Spain

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Amsterdam, Netherlands Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


This study aimed at coaching, supporting and collaborating with pre-service teacher trainers to help them implement and refine their knowledge and skills of creative learning and technology applied to education. To do so we used a mixed-methods approach with qualitative and quantitative methods to collect and analyze the data. We also evaluated the perceptions of the pre-service teachers and their instructor and analyzed learning evidences. We show that the energy needed to convert educational practice into a more creative experience appears to derive from the humble assumption that teaching can always be improved. We argue that if teachers are to improve their pedagogical practices, they must – at least to some extent – be uncomfortable or unhappy with them. Restructuring pedagogical practices to enable higher education students to experience moments of imagining, creating, playing, sharing and reflecting can greatly improve the motivation of both teachers and pre-service teachers.


Oliveira, J.M., Echenique, E.G., Camacho, M., L o c k h a r t, E.d.r.d.A. & Esteve, F. (2018). Forget about traditional ways of teaching: creativity is in your heart. In T. Bastiaens, J. Van Braak, M. Brown, L. Cantoni, M. Castro, R. Christensen, G. Davidson-Shivers, K. DePryck, M. Ebner, M. Fominykh, C. Fulford, S. Hatzipanagos, G. Knezek, K. Kreijns, G. Marks, E. Sointu, E. Korsgaard Sorensen, J. Viteli, J. Voogt, P. Weber, E. Weippl & O. Zawacki-Richter (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 1424-1434). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 8, 2022 from .


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