Student Teachers’ Identity Development in Relation to “Teaching for Creativity”

  • Paulien C. MeijerEmail author
  • Ida E. Oosterheert


Building on research indicating the dynamic, interactive and often transformative nature of identity formation, a course was designed for Dutch university student teachers. The primary course goal was to learn to ‘teach for creativity’. ‘Teach as you Preach’ was the dominant pedagogical approach, aiming to also foster student teachers’ identity formation. Data were gathered by learner reports, field notes and creative products. The findings indicate that student teachers extend or (re)consider various aspects of their emerging identity as teachers.


Teacher identity Identity development Creativity Teacher education 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Radboud Teachers AcademyRadboud University NijmegenNijmegenThe Netherlands

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