Pedagogy of Creativity: Preparing Educators for Innovative Teaching and Learning

Conference: The Paris Conference on Education (PCE2022)
Title: Pedagogy of Creativity: Preparing Educators for Innovative Teaching and Learning
Stream: Nurturing Creativity & Innovation: New, Innovative & Radical Education
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation
Todd Kettler, Baylor University, United States


If we want students to engage in creative thinking and creativity inducing learning, then teachers need to understand, model, scaffold, and articulate creative outcomes they seek when designing learning spaces. However, recent work indicates that teachers struggle in their knowledge and skills associated with creativity and their beliefs about the importance of teaching for creativity. The educational disruption associated with the pandemic reinforced the need for new ways of thinking about education and student outcomes. Our research team recently launched the Learning Reimagined project with two goals, equipping teachers with the tools of creative pedagogy and designing learning spaces rich in creativity, problem-solving, and innovation. Creative pedagogy is adaptable, inventive, and perhaps even revolutionary as it departs from traditional teacher-centered education. Our work explores new horizons for deep learning where creative thinking and creative outcomes enhance domain-specific knowledge and skill acquisition. Our focus is preparing educators to implement creative pedagogies while achieving deep learning outcomes with engaged learners. This presentation provides an overview of studies we have conducted and our current work on teacher behaviors associated with creative pedagogy. We apply an integrated behavioral model to understand teacher behaviors and factors that influence teaching in innovative ways. Variables in the model include (a) teachers’ attitudes toward creative teaching, (b) teachers’ perceived norms about creative teaching, and (c) teachers’ personal agency related to creative teaching. Additionally, we are studying how teachers acquire the knowledge and skills of creative pedagogy and aspects of the school environment that support or constrain creative pedagogy.

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