Pedagogical Humanism and Creativity in ICT- oriented Elementary Schools

Authors

STRÁNSKÁ Zdenka POLEDŇOVÁ Ivana KERATOVÁ Martina

Year of publication 2017
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference ICT Management for Global Competitiveness and Economic Growth in Emerging Economies (ICTM) International Conference on ICT Management for Global Competitiveness and Economic Growth in Emerging Economies Wrocław, Poland, October 23-24, 2017 Conference title: Innovations for Human Development in Transition Economies Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Citation
Field Psychology
Keywords teacher; humanistic concept of teaching; pedagogical creativity; ICT
Description In our research we focused on pedagogical humanism and creativity in elementary school teachers (N = 20) in schools that focus on cultivating ICT skills. The control group consisted of teachers in standard elementary schools (N = 21). The research was conducted using questionnaire methods. Although no statistically significant differences were found between the two groups with respect to the measured variables, our research has shown that elementary school teachers in general prefer the humanistic conception of teaching and the creative approach in teaching over the traditional one. The study revealed a strong relationship between the humanistic approach and pedagogical creativity (r = 0.69; p ? 0.00).