Psicologia Escolar e Educacional
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OTAVIANO, Alessandra Barbosa Nunes; ALENCAR, Eunice Maria Lima Soriano de and FUKUDA, Cláudia Cristina. Stimulating creativity of teachers of mathematics and student motivation. Psicol. Esc. Educ. [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.1, pp. 61-69. ISSN 1413-8557. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-85572012000100007.
The study investigated high school students' perception about pedagogical practices used by their Mathematics teacher to promote the development of creativity and students' motivation in Mathematics. The participants were 396 students who completed the Inventory of Teaching Practices for Creativity and the Scale of Motivation in Mathematics. Significant differences were observed between public and private school students in their perception of pedagogical practices implemented by the Mathematics teacher to develop creativity and in their motivation in Mathematics, favoring the private school students. The results also indicated a relationship between students' perception of the use of strategies to develop creativity in the classroom by their Mathematics teacher and motivation in Mathematics, between motivation in Mathematics and academic achievement, and between student's perception of teaching practices for creativity and academic achievement in Mathematics.
Keywords : Creativity; motivation; Mathematics.