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Creativity, Technology & Teaching in Contexts of High Complexity

Creativity has been giving us the best of the times rethinking our teaching practices and trying new things. Education in times of instability requires us to welcome creativity in the learning process, taking advantage of the opportunities that new technologies offer for expanding the horizons of learners. Pre-service student teachers deserve and need to be taught through exciting, innovative, engaging and memorable pedagogical models. The learner generation of the digital age needs their teachers to provide them with creative thinking processes in the undergraduate context. They need to explore the up-to-date technological possibilities. Only then will teachers be able to provide alternative answers to resolve conflicts and dilemmas of every day teaching without having to turn to the control and the authority of traditional practices.

This is what will take me tomorrow to the Berkeley University, in Claifornia. I will be presenting the conference

Creativity, Technology Teaching in Contexts of High Complexity

The widespread use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in all areas has a direct effect on how the world is perceived. This scenario has profound consequences for communication and education, forcing researchers and educators to rethink social relations and processes of knowledge production and distribution in the new conditions of the digital age. My teaching and research motivation is structured around the understanding of communicative processes and techniques in a context of high complexity. It does not mean that communication and learning processes that occur without technologies are “simple”, but it is important to acknowledge and understand the added complexity characteristic of technological mediated processes nowadays. Future educators should be guided by their trainers in the understandings and practices that will enable them to create leaning environments in which natural talent is nurtured and new talents can be developed.

I will let you know how it goes =)

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