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Creativity, Technology & Teacher Education

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Creativity, Technology & Teacher Education. Published . Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).


This book focuses on research related to creativity, technology and teacher education, examining these topics through a range of approaches and ideas across multiple contexts. The volume itself began as a special issue of the Journal of Technology & Teacher Education. The chapters in this book speak to different aspects of theory, research, and practice – in attempts to go beyond the specifics or intricacies of tools, and towards a broader framework. This provides guiding ideas and takeaways that can inform the future of teacher education. One of the strengths of this volume is the rich manner in which these ideas are explored across different subject matters, classroom and learning contexts, technologies, teacher roles, pedagogical approaches, and theoretical frameworks.


Henriksen, D. & Mishra, P. (Eds.). (2016). Creativity, Technology & Teacher Education. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 26, 2019 from .


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Table of Contents

Preface: Creativity, Technology & Teacher Education 3
Danah Henriksen and Punya Mishra
Beyond Right or Wrong: Challenges of Including Creative Design Activities in the Classroom 9
Karen Brennan
Assessment of Creativity in Arts and STEM Integrated Pedagogy by Pre-service Elementary Teachers 31
Daniel A. Tillman, Song A. An, and Rachel L. Boren
Epic Fails: Reconceptualizing Failure as a Catalyst for Developing Creative Persistence within Teaching and Learning Experiences 57
Shaunna Smith
Towards a Theory of Distributed Instruction in Creative Arts Education 85
Erica Rosenfeld Halverson, Rebecca Lowenhaupt, and TJ Kalaitzidis
Fostering Creativity through Inquiry and Adventure in Informal Learning Environment Design 115
Aaron Doering and Jeni Henrickson
Creative and Computational Thinking in the Context of New Literacies: Working with Teachers to Scaffold Complex Technology-Mediated Approaches to Teaching and Learning 139
Michael D. DeSchryver and Aman Yadav
Teaching Creativity in a Master’s Level Educational Technology Course 161
Susan Stansberry, Penny Thompson, and Angel Kymes
Novel, Effective, Whole: Toward a NEW Framework for Evaluations of Creative Products 181
Danah Henriksen, Punya Mishra, and Rohit Mehta