Psicología desde el Caribe
Print version ISSN 0123-417X
IRIARTE DIAZGRANADOS, Fernando; NUNEZ, Roberto; MARTIN GALLEGO, Julio and SUAREZ GONZALEZ, Javier Roberto. Teachers’ concept about creativity and its teaching. Psicol. caribe [online]. 2008, n.22, pp. 84-109. ISSN 0123-417X.
This research aimed at understanding the general concepts on creativity and its teaching of six teachers from a school in the city of Barranquilla and how these concepts are reflected in their teaching practice. A qualitative research was developed within an interpretative- explanatory design was developed and it not only accounted for the implicit theories on creativity and its teaching on the part of the teachers, but it also allowed the understanding of the reason why they exist. As an initial step, the conceptions of a "reference group" were established and described. Secondly, the conceptions of the case study individuals concerning this subject were understood. Thirdly, the conceptions of the cases studied were compared with those of the "reference group" and finally, the teaching practice (in its interactive phase) of the cases was contrasted with the conceptions they had on creativity and its teaching. From the findings of this research we can conclude that: creativity is assessed through the concrete products of the students. General concepts on the creativity issue are shared independently of the area of knowledge; there is not a unique teaching for each conception of creativity; The conceptions on creativity and its teaching do have an influence on the way subjects develop their classroom teaching and each conception of the subjects has its own characteristics that make it unique.
Keywords : Conceptions; implicit theories; Teaching; creativity.