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ALENCAR, Eunice M. L. Soriano de; FLEITH, Denise de Souza  and  PEREIRA, Nielsen. Creativity in higher education: challenges and facilitating factors. Temas psicol. [online]. 2017, vol.25, n.2, pp. 553-561. ISSN 1413-389X.

The importance of fostering student creativity in higher education has been widely recognized, due to the need for preparing young people for the uncertain and complex world of work, which requires individuals to be able to use their creative abilities. Despite this recognition, the encouragement of creativity in higher education has been a challenge for faculty. Although there is agreement that college students should be creative, college faculty are generally not familiar with learning and teaching environments that promote creativity. Furthermore, many factors impact creativity expression in higher education institutions, such as students' resistance, organizational structure of universities, faculty attributes and pedagogical practices. This article addresses various challenges to creativity blooming in higher education, as well as some factors that facilitate its nurturance in this type of educational setting.

Keywords : Creativity; higher education; faculty; students; pedagogical practices.

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