Creativity and Pre-Service Teacher Education: What You See is What You Get


  • James B. Schreiber Duquesne University


Teacher Education, Creativity, Modeling


This essay discusses creativity in the classroom, constraints and the lack of creativity modeling in undergraduate teacher education programs, and some simple changes that can be made. This lack of models and modeling of creativity in the teacher education classrooms leads to a lack of creativity in teaching, activity design, tasks, and assessments. Issues related to lack of creativity in the education system are discussed from the student, faculty, state, and government levels. 

Author Biography

James B. Schreiber, Duquesne University

James B. Schreiber, PhD, is a Professor of
Epidemiology and Statistics in the School of Nursing at
Duquesne University. He received his Ph.D. from Indiana
University Bloomington in 2000. He has published over 65
articles, reviews, and book chapters along with over 120
national and international conference presentations. He has
been the Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Educational
Research and Editor-Chair of the Journal of Experimental
Education. Previously, he was a high school mathematics
teacher and department chair, Professor of Education, and
Associate Dean for Teacher Education.