Reilly, Rosemary C. and Lilly, Frank R. and Bramwell, Gillian and Kronish, Neomi
A synthesis of research concerning creative teachers in a Canadian context.
Teaching and Teacher Education
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.tate.2010.10.007
Effective teachers are often creative ones, yet an examination of creative teaching is largely invisible in the North American creativity literature. Even within education there is little about teachers’ own creative practice. Nonetheless, there are benefits to studying creative teachers: in education it can explicate ways of enhancing teachers’ creativity and enriching praxis; and in psychology it can extend our understanding of social and interpersonal creativity, as well as everyday creativity. This paper reviews 12 Canadian case studies of creative teaching conducted by a creative teaching research group. An in-depth elaboration of two themes, creative person and community, is presented.
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