Creative Teaching Competence: The SHAPE of Creative Teachers

  • Dennis SaleEmail author
Part of the Cognitive Science and Technology book series (CSAT)


This chapter analyses the psychological capability for creative thinking and how this is most usefully contextualized to everyday teaching and learning contexts—what I refer to as Creative Teaching Competence. As creativity or creative thinking appears in most frameworks of twenty-first century competencies, it is necessary to reduce misconceptions and frame this area in more evidence-based specific practical terms. While creative teaching can take many forms, and be both a planned experience and/or a situated invention in the teaching context, there is an underpinning syntax to how it works and what are typical outcomes of such behaviour in terms of specific practices. In summary, creative teaching can be demystified, explained and illustrated. Hence, it is a learnable competence/expertise for motivated teaching professionals.


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  1. 1.Singapore PolytechnicSingaporeSingapore

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