European Science Education Research Association (ESERA), Nevşehir, Turkey, 28 August - 01 September 2023, pp.1-3
This study examined the relationship between pre-service science teacher knowledge, as represented by the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) framework, and teacher creativity. This design-based predictive correlational research included self-rated and objective measurements of TPACK and Creativity. The results indicated a weak positive correlation between self-rated TPACK competencies and self-assessed creativity levels. However, no significant relationship was found between self-rated TPACK and objective measures of Creativity or between self-assessed Creativity and assessments for enacted TPACK. The assessed Creativity partially infers the sophistication of enacted TPACK and Creativity in instructional designs and practices. The study highlighted the need for further research on the relationship between TPACK and Creativity in pre-service science teacher training.