In Search of the Unexpected: Finding Creativity in the Micromoments of the Classroom

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Abstract

This article explores how micromoments of the classroom-brief, easy-to-miss interactions between teachers and students-can play a large role in determining whether students' creative potential is supported or undermined. One particular micromoment, which occurs when students' unexpected ideas are dismissed by teachers, is examined. Potential reasons why teachers might routinely dismiss student ideas, consequences of such dismissals for students, and considerations for addressing this problem are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-5
Number of pages4
JournalPsychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • classrooms
  • creativity
  • students
  • teachers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Applied Psychology

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