Fostering a creativity mindset for teaching (and learning)

O'Brien, Mia (2012) Fostering a creativity mindset for teaching (and learning). LEARNing Landscapes, 6 1: 315-334.

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Author O'Brien, Mia
Title Fostering a creativity mindset for teaching (and learning)
Journal name LEARNing Landscapes
ISSN 1913-5688
Publication date 2012-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 6
Issue 1
Start page 315
End page 334
Total pages 20
Place of publication Laval, Canada
Publisher LEARN
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract Teaching is a creative practice that requires the kind of open-minded, whole-hearted, flexible, improvisational (yet knowledgeable), and performative orientation that I refer to as the “creativity mindset.” Fostering such a mindset amongst preservice teachers can be challenging, since they often see their future teaching-selves as altruistic yet authoritarian subject matter experts. Underpinning these views are narrow conceptions of teaching, and of how we learn. To what extent can an experience of creative, performative pedagogy transform these views, and foster a creativity mindset for teaching (and learning) amongst preservice teachers?
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