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50 Years of ERIC
50 Years of ERIC
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is celebrating its 50th Birthday! First opened on May 15th, 1964 ERIC continues the long tradition of ongoing innovation and enhancement.

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Trnova, Eva – Science Education International, 2014
Creativity plays a very important role in education. Most of educational systems support creativity as relevant competence for the 21st century. According to the findings of experts, teachers' creativity is important for the development of students' creativity. We introduce a theoretical base of creativity and styles of creativity. Based…
Descriptors: Creativity, Science Instruction, Inquiry, Teaching Methods
Lasky, Dorothea; Yoon, Susan A. – Science Educator, 2011
Creativity continues to be an important goal for 21st century learning. However, teachers often have difficulties fostering creativity in their classrooms. Current creativity research suggests that the act of making can enhance the teaching of creativity. Hands-on engineering design lessons are ideal contexts for studying this effect. Through…
Descriptors: Creativity, Science Programs, Engineering, Engineering Education
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Sahin Zeteroglu, Elvan; Dogan, Yadigar; Taner Derman, Meral – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2012
Aim of this research is to determine the opinions of teacher candidates about creativity and to reveal their perception of creativity concept through the use of metaphors. The data have been collected from 193 Preschool and Primary school teacher candidates and a survey, which had been prepared by researchers, has been used as the data-collecting…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Opinions
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Estrada, Brittany; Warren, Susan – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2014
Efforts to support marginalized students require not only identifying systemic inequities, but providing a classroom infrastructure that supports the academic achievement of all students. This action research study examined the effects of implementing goal-setting strategies and emphasizing creativity in a culturally responsive classroom (CRC) on…
Descriptors: Writing Improvement, Disadvantaged, Culturally Relevant Education, Urban Schools
Shively, Candace Hackett – Learning & Leading with Technology, 2011
Creativity matters. A shared vocabulary and lens for creativity helps teachers and students know what it means to "be creative" and where to start. J. P. Guilford's FFOE model of divergent thinking from the 1950s offers four dimensions to describe creativity: (1) Fluency; (2) Flexibility; (3) Originality; and (4) Elaboration. FFOE makes time spent…
Descriptors: Creativity, Student Projects, Creative Thinking, Creative Teaching
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Portolese Dias, Laura; Trumpy, Robert – Journal of Educators Online, 2014
This study investigates the impact of written group feedback, versus audio feedback, based upon four student satisfaction measures in the online classroom environment. Undergraduate students in the control group were provided both individual written feedback and group written feedback, while undergraduate students in the experimental treatment…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Teaching Methods
Bahia, Sara; Trindade, Jose Pedro – Online Submission, 2012
The purpose of this paper is to show how activating perception, imagery and creativity facilitate the mastery of specific skills of visual arts education. Specifically, the study aimed at answering two questions: How can teachers enhance visual and creative expression?; and What criteria should be used to evaluate specific learning of visual arts…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 7, Art Education, Visual Arts
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Dikici, Ayhan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
This paper aims to examine the role of demographic traits of Turkish teachers on the relationship between their thinking styles and creativity fostering behaviors. Three studies were conducted to investigate these relationships. In the first study, 202 Turkish elementary and secondary school teachers were included; in the second, 106 novice…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cognitive Style, Creativity, Teacher Behavior
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Öz, Hüseyin – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2014
This article reports on the findings of a study conducted to investigate teachers' and students' perceptions of interactive whiteboards (IWBs) in the English as a foreign language (EFL) classroom and to find out differences of perceptions according to some variables such as gender, level of English proficiency, hours of weekly IWB use,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Bulletin Boards
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Jacobs, Patricia; Fu, Danling – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2014
This article presents a case study on two fourth grade students with learning disabilities in two different writing situations: writing for test preparation and writing for digital stories. The students' writing behaviors, processes, and products in these two settings are contrasted. The differences in the students' writing experiences…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Inclusion, Classroom Techniques, Case Studies
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Vaughn, Margaret; Faircloth, Beverly – Professional Educator, 2013
Across the nation, educators continue to face challenges as they work to individualize instruction to meet the specific needs of their students. However, theory suggests that teachers who possess a clear vision for teaching creatively weave their personal convictions for teaching with instructional practices. Drawing upon a teacher's (first…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Creativity, Reading Instruction, Class Activities
Kinai, Theresia Kavuli – Online Submission, 2013
The purpose of the study was: (1) assess creativity of postgraduate student-teacher counselors whose age range was 25-54 years old, and teaching experience of 4-25 years; and (2) to find out whether age, gender, and teaching experience influence creativity. Seventy-two participants (43 females and 29 males) responded to the ICAS (Ibadan Creativity…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Statistical Analysis, Creativity, Creative Thinking
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de Sousa, Fernando Cardoso – Quality of Higher Education, 2007
Students' and lecturers' perceptions of own effectiveness and creativity as teachers are compared, using a survey questionnaire with a sample of 854 students and 254 lecturers of a higher education institution, together with interviews and class observations of lecturers who were selected as examples of creative teaching. Results indicate that…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Creativity, Student Attitudes, Creative Teaching
Mardis, Marcia A.; Dickinson, Gail K. – School Library Media Research, 2009
Preservice school library media specialists will implement the AASL Standards for the "21st Century Learner" in their new roles. Drafted in 2007, the Standards reflect principles which school library media specialist must impart to learners to prepare them to be knowledge consumers, producers, and communicators in global environments. Because many…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, School Libraries, Media Specialists, Standards
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Hunter-Johnson, Yvonne; Newton, Norissa G. L.; Cambridge-Johnson, Janelle – International Journal of Special Education, 2014
Bahamian classrooms are comprised of students with varying disabilities (emotional, physical, mental, and learning), and these students are failing to meet the requirements of their various grade levels due to inadequate interventions critical to addressing their individual needs. For these needs to be met in mainstream classrooms, Inclusive…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Teacher Attitudes, Qualitative Research, Phenomenology
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