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Psicologia Escolar e Educacional

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SOUZA, Maria Emília M. Gonzaga de  and  ALENCAR, Eunice M. L. Soriano de. The pedagogy course and conditions for the development of creativity. Psicol. esc. educ. [online]. 2006, vol.10, n.1, pp. 21-30. ISSN 1413-8557.

The study investigated the extent to which the Pedagogy course has favored the development and expression of students’ creativity according to teachers and students, as well as obstacles perceived by teachers to creativity in the classroom. The study subjects were 25 teachers and 194 students of the last four semesters. They filled out the Teaching Procedures Evaluation Questionnaire and an open question referring to the curriculum of the Pedagogy course. Teachers also completed a checklist of obstacles to the promotion of creativity in the classroom. A significant difference between teachers’ and students’ perception relating to the promotion of pedagogical practices that favor creativity was observed. The most frequently reported obstacles were related to the students, such as great number of students in the classroom and students with learning difficulties.

Keywords : Creativity; Teacher; Curriculum.

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