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Pages: 2558-2563
Publication year: 2013
ISBN: 978-84-616-3847-5
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 18-20 November, 2013
Location: Seville, Spain

CAN DISTANCE LEARNING PRACTICES FOSTER GRADUATE STUDENTS CREATIVITY?

G. Torres Aragon1, C. Albuquerque2

1Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense Darcy Ribeiro (BRAZIL)
2Fundação CECIERJ (BRAZIL)
This study aims to investigate the possibilities of developing creativity among graduate students through a distance learning graduate Brazilian program. The program is developed by a Consortium of public universities at Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. The courses present both distance and classroom activities (the last ones include tutoring, laboratorial practices and evaluations). The study was focused on a discipline offered at the first period of the biology teacher’s formation, and has a total of 1000 subscribed students. We describe pedagogic practices implemented and an evaluation of the student’s creativity development from the student’s point of view, as measured by an Inventory of Educational Practices that considers four main factors: incentive to new ideas, environment to express ideas, evaluation and methodology of teaching and interest for the student’s learning. One hundred forty one students answered the inventory anonymously. The answers pointed out insights about the course methodology. The four factors analyzed indicate that it is possible to contribute to the students’ creativity development with the employed methodology.
@InProceedings{TORRESARAGON2013CAN,
author = {Torres Aragon, G. and Albuquerque, C.},
title = {CAN DISTANCE LEARNING PRACTICES FOSTER GRADUATE STUDENTS CREATIVITY?},
series = {6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2013 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-616-3847-5},
issn = {2340-1095},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Seville, Spain},
month = {18-20 November, 2013},
year = {2013},
pages = {2558-2563}}
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SN - 978-84-616-3847-5/2340-1095
PY - 2013
Y1 - 18-20 November, 2013
CI - Seville, Spain
JO - 6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
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G. Torres Aragon, C. Albuquerque (2013) CAN DISTANCE LEARNING PRACTICES FOSTER GRADUATE STUDENTS CREATIVITY?, ICERI2013 Proceedings, pp. 2558-2563.
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