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A synthesis of research concerning creative teachers in a Canadian context

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A synthesis of research concerning creative teachers in a Canadian context

Reilly, Rosemary C. and Lilly, Frank R. and Bramwell, Gillian and Kronish, Neomi (2010) A synthesis of research concerning creative teachers in a Canadian context. Teaching and Teacher Education . ISSN 0742-051X (In Press)

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.tate.2010.10.007

Abstract

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.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Applied Human Sciences
Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Authors:Reilly, Rosemary C. and Lilly, Frank R. and Bramwell, Gillian and Kronish, Neomi
Journal or Publication:Teaching and Teacher Education
Date:2010
Keywords:creative teaching; creativity; teacher behaviour; teaching methods; creative person; community
ID Code:6933
Deposited By:ROSEMARY REILLY
Deposited On:26 Nov 2010 12:09
Last Modified:02 Nov 2012 15:58
Additional Information:The ideas expressed in this paper were developed over several years in discussion with many colleagues. We are particularly indebted to Joy Dagenais, Revathi Chennabathni, Fran Halliday, Judy McBride, and Debra Sullivan.
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