Practices That Change Teachers’ Beliefs: Use of ICT for the Development of Critical and Creative Thinking at School

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Abstract

This article examines the change in teachers' beliefs regarding new educational outcomes and new forms of using digital tools. For six months, 18 teachers developed and conducted lessons that form students' critical and creative thinking. At the same time, ICT tools were used not only by the teacher, but, most importantly, by students themselves. The intervention took place within the framework of the ‘action research’ approach, where the author acted as an organizer and a facilitator of the process. All teachers received preliminary training and were involved in the action research. As a result, it was revealed that the change of beliefs occurs during the transformation of practice, considering the fact that teachers were in exploratory, reflexive position regarding their own activities. That is, the condition for changing teachers' perceptions was a continuous personal experience of using, testing new tools in a professional context and reflecting on new practices.

General Information

Keywords: teachers’ beliefs, action research, critical thinking and creativity, ICT

Journal rubric: Educational Psychology

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/pse.2022270603

Funding. The reported study was funded by the Russian Foundation “Priority-2030”, project number 20-01-00001

Received: 04.05.2022

Accepted:

For citation: Mikhailova A.M., Pinskaya M.A. Practices That Change Teachers’ Beliefs: Use of ICT for the Development of Critical and Creative Thinking at School. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2022. Vol. 27, no. 6, pp. 36–45. DOI: 10.17759/pse.2022270603. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Aleksandra M. Mikhailova, junior researcher, Institute of Education, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9750-6280, e-mail: amikhailova@hse.ru

Marina A. Pinskaya, PhD in Education, scientific supervisor of the master's program, Interfaculty Department of Educational Systems and Pedagogical Technologies, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4017-1341, e-mail: m-pinskaya@yandex.ru