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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
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
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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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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Jackson, Cliff; Simoncini, Kym; Davidson, Mark – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
Classroom management is a serious concern for beginning teachers including preservice teachers. The Queensland Department of Education, Training and Employment (DETE) has developed the Essential Skills for Classroom Management (ESCM), a system of positive and pro-active strategies for maintaining supportive learning environments. In addition, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Classroom Techniques, Educational Environment
Allen-Hughes, Lily – Online Submission, 2013
The intense focus of academics currently in practice in elementary schools limits the opportunities for developing social skills and abilities that are necessary 21st century skills. Through a specifically structured Morning Meeting a teacher can create a space in the classroom that encourages the growth of important social skills that will…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Educational Objectives, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Teachers
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Rodrigues, Kathleen J. – Journal of Adult Education, 2012
This paper describes application of innovative practice and procedures in relationship to recognized principles and theory of adult education used in college math instruction. Adult learning principles provide the theoretical constructs and foundation of the practice supporting a learner-centered approach to learning. The purpose was to explore…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Teacher Effectiveness, Experiential Learning, Adult Learning
King, Patricia C.; Chan, Tak Cheung – Online Submission, 2011
Although positive effects from caring behaviors are evident throughout research, studies exploring the differences in teachers' and students' perceptions regarding this topic are limited. This quantitative study utilized a Likert-type 22 item survey, which was developed and validated by the researchers, to explore perceptions of teachers' caring…
Descriptors: Caring, Classroom Techniques, Student Attitudes, Ethnic Groups
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Embury, Dusty Columbia; Kroeger, Stephen D. – International Journal of Special Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to investigate student perceptions of co-teachers. Students with disabilities are more than twice as likely as their peers without disabilities to leave school early (Kortering & Braziel, 2002; Wilson & Michaels, 2006). Students in two inclusive classrooms in an urban middle school participated in interviews about…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Role, Team Teaching, Teacher Collaboration
Ouazad, Amine; Page, Lionel – Centre for the Economics of Education (NJ1), 2012
We put forward a new experimental economics design with monetary incentives to estimate students' perceptions of grading discrimination. We use this design in a large field experiment which involved 1,200 British students in grade 8 classrooms across 29 schools. In this design, students are given an endowment they can invest on a task where payoff…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Teacher Behavior
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