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Call for Feedback: Proposed Changes to How ERIC Indicates Peer Review
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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
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Gaspar, Drazena; Mabic, Mirela – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2015
The paper presents results of research related to perception of creativity in higher education made by the authors at the University of Mostar from Bosnia and Herzegovina. This research was based on a survey conducted among teachers and students at the University. The authors developed two types of questionnaires, one for teachers and the other…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Creativity, Higher Education, College Faculty
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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O'Connell, Timothy S.; Dyment, Janet E.; Smith, Heidi A. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2015
This paper explores the intersection of reflection, journal writing and creativity. Undergraduate students who participated in a residential field camp were required to keep a creative reflective journal to demonstrate their theoretical and practical understandings of their experience. This study reports on the content analysis of 42 student…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Rejection (Psychology), Creativity, Interviews
Russo, Lindsey H. – Online Submission, 2013
The learning experiences of young children cannot be conveniently separated into the areas of cognitive, social/emotional and physical development. They are integrated and interdependent. This balance can be achieved through creative, interactive play that supports and scaffolds all developmental and content areas of the curriculum. Despite the…
Descriptors: Play, Creativity, Urban Schools, Longitudinal Studies
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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
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Marquis, Elizabeth; Henderson, Jeremy A. – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2015
While a wide variety of publications have suggested that the development of student creativity should be an important objective for contemporary universities, information about how best to achieve this goal across a range of disciplinary contexts is nonetheless scant. The present study aimed to begin to fill this gap by gathering data (via an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Creative Development, Creativity, Universities
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
Chou, Chientzu Candace; Block, Lanise; Jesness, Renee – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
This study examines the impact of iPad integration on teaching and learning activities in a large school district in Midwest United States. Forty social studies classrooms received iPad carts to engage students in learning. Teachers received professional development opportunities in the forms of workshops, conferences, one-to-one coaching, and…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Social Studies, Faculty Development
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Burke, Harry – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2014
Throughout history, societies have been fascinated with creativity and the creative personality. Researching creativity and its place in music education however has been fraught with difficulties. After sixty years of intensive study mainly in the USA, there is still no accepted methodology for researching creativity or an agreed definition. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Educational History, 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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