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Psychology  2019 

Creativity in Education: Teaching for Creativity Development

DOI: 10.4236/psych.2019.102012, PP. 140-147

Keywords: Creativity, Instructional Design, Teacher Training, Online Education

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Creativity is essential to innovation, novelty, and sustenance. This research involves the study of creativity in education, specifically through the training of teachers and future teachers to apply theories of creativity in instructional design. Teacher Education students were exposed to creativity theory and conditioned to apply theory in developing learner creativity in lesson and project design. Creativity theories were included in an online course in cognition and critical thinking in education as foundational psychological frameworks to apply in educational practice and in the design of creative activity in the course. Participants studied and applied creativity frameworks in instruction and learning design in the form of lessons and projects. Lesson Designs were full-length lessons with applications of creativity theory. Project Designs were group projects incorporating creativity theory into an educational resource. Uses of creativity theory in lessons and projects were analyzed for understanding and application of theory.

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