Psychopedagogy of Creativity

Course Code: PIPP3609 • Study year: III • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Education Sciences • Field of study: Pedagogy of primary and preschool education
Type of course: Elective (1 of 2)
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Ioana Cristina Todor
Seminar tutor: Ioana Cristina Todor
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 3
Number of teaching hours per week: 42
Semester: Summer
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3

Course aims:

To describe the forms of creativity and their importance in everyday life
To describe the main theories and models of creativity
To Identify variables that significantly influence the creativity of preschoolers and primary school students
To identify didactic strategies that stimulate creativity in various group ages
To design didactic activities that promote creative thinking

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

1. Creativity: conceptual delimitation, creativity in various fields of life (science, art, organizational etc) 2. Levels, dimensions and criteria of appreciation of creativity / creative product. Creativity as a process 3. Theories of creativity (psychoanalytic, associationist, gestalt, behaviorist, humanist, multifactorial theories, cognitive models) 4. Variables that influence creative performance (individual, socio-cultural, contextual) 5. Forms of creativity (individual and collective, scientific, technical, artistic, organizational, etc.) 6. Evaluating creativity 7. Stimulating creativity

Teaching methods:

Lecture, conversation, exemplification, debate, case studies

Learning outcomes:

• conducting the teaching and learning process in preschool and primary school • counselling and psycho-pedagogical support for various educational groups • cooperation in interdisciplinary teams in order to carry out programs and projects in education • life-long learning

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Written paper – 60%; Continuous assessment – 40%.

Recommended reading:

Robinson, K., Out of our minds: learning to be creative, Capstone, Oxford, 2011, xx.
Starke, K., Encouraging Creativity in Children, Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed For Quick Review, 78, 4, 2012, 57-59.
Runco, and S.R. Pritzker (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Creativity, Academic Press, San Diego, 2011, xx.
Krathwohl, D. R., A Revision of Bloom’s Taxonomy: An Overview, Theory Into Practice, 41, 4, 2002, 212-18.
Phipps, A., Drawing Breath: Creative Elements and Their Exile from Higher Education, An International Journal Of Theory, Arts And Humanities In Higher Education: esearch And Practice, 9, 1, 2010, 42-53.