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Avaliação Psicológica

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MORAIS, Maria de Fátima et al. Portuguese validation of the Teaching Practices for Creativity in Higher Education Inventory. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2014, vol.13, n.2, pp. 167-175. ISSN 1677-0471.

It has been much discussed the role of the higher education in training professionals prepared to deal creatively with the challenges that the modern world imposes on them. Teaching practices for the promotion of creativity emerge as a target to be investigated, especially considering students’ perceptions. The purpose of this study was to validate and adapt, to the Portuguese context, the Teaching Practices for Creativity in Higher Education Inventory, developed in Brazil. Five hundred and eighty-two university students participated in the study. The results pointed an instrument that assesses four factors (Incentive to New Ideas, Climate for Expression of Ideas, Interest for Students’ Learning, and Evaluation and Teaching Methodology) and its psychometric properties, in terms of precision and validity, proved to be adequate. It is concluded that the instrument constitutes a useful instrument for research and diagnostic of teachers’ behaviors that foster creativity.

Keywords : creativity; measures; teaching practices; higher education; students’ perceptions.

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