ERIC Number: ED446483
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Creativity and Effectiveness in Teaching: Perceptions of Students and Lecturers of the Lisbon Polytechnic Institute (IPL).
de Sousa, Fernando Jose Vieira Cardoso
This thesis presents research that compares the ways students and lecturers of the Lisbon Polytechnic Institute (IPL) perceive and value effectiveness and creativity in teaching. Creativity can be defined in several ways; in this context, it is related to the effectiveness of a teacher. The document discusses results in light of the IPL's goals of production, acquisition, maintenance, and transfer of knowledge. In teaching, creativity and effective teaching are similar concepts. Symbolic interactionism and role theory provide a theoretical basis for examining the respective roles of teachers and students, as does leadership theory. The research involved a survey questionnaire of 852 students and 245 lecturers to examine variations of lecturers' and students' perceptions of various aspects of creativity and effectiveness in teaching. Research results indicate that the importance of creativity, and of creative teaching, may vary depending on the role of the observer. (HB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Creativity, Creativity Research, Curriculum, Faculty, Higher Education, Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, International Education, Social Psychology, Social Science Research, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students, Creative Teaching, Leadership
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ph.D. Thesis, Instituto Superior de Ciencias do Trabalho e da Empresa, Lisbon, Portugal.