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Ndeke, Grace C. W.; Okere, Mark I. O.; Keraro, Fred N. – Journal of Education and Learning, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate secondary school biology teachers' perceptions of scientific creativity. Cross-sectional survey research design was employed. The population of the study comprised all biology teachers in public secondary schools in Kericho and Kajiado counties in Kenya. A sample of 205 biology teachers' was selected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Biology, Secondary School Science, Secondary School Teachers
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Al-Qahtani, Abdulaziz Ali – English Language Teaching, 2016
Despite the efforts made by the Ministry of Education in Saudi Arabia, there is still much to be done in order to nourish creativity in schools. According to a number of studies, there is an urgent need to reconsider the role of creativity in the current educational programmes because there is an increasing gap between the reality of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, English Teachers
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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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Lee, Bridget; Cawthon, Stephanie – Journal for Learning Through the Arts, 2015
Arts-based pedagogies have a positive, significant impact on various student academic-related outcomes. University teacher preparation programs may want to consider "pre-service" teacher beliefs, values, and attitudes toward arts-based pedagogies in order to better support teacher growth in using these arts-based approaches. In this…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Art Education, Predictor Variables, Beliefs
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Tsai, Kuan Chen – Journal of Education and Learning, 2012
What the ultimate goal for education is to help students develop their capabilities and in turn to maximize their potentials into practical uses in everyday life. In fact, teachers are critical resources at their disposal to facilitate maximum students learning experience and to release students' potentials in classrooms. It is believed that…
Descriptors: Play, Imagination, Creativity, Literature Reviews
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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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de Alencar, Eunice Maria Lima Soriano; de Oliveira, Zélia Maria Freire – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
There is an increasing awareness of the importance of fostering creativity in higher education. The benefits of creativity to individuals and societies have also been increasingly recognized, as well as the key role of higher education in the information age. In spite of this recognition, there has been little research exploring creativity in…
Descriptors: Creativity, College Faculty, Educational Strategies, Student Motivation
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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
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Tung, Chan Kwong – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2015
In Singapore and in elsewhere alike, educators nowadays are paying much more attention on the set of teaching and assessment recommendations called the 21st century skills that include creativity at the policy, programmatic, school and classroom levels. As these education systems develop and respond to the demands of the new century, educators are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Creative Writing, Creativity, Educational Assessment
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Lee, Eun Jeong – Journal of International Students, 2016
The author in this study examines how advanced-level adult English as a Second Language (ESL) students' previous English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classroom experiences influence their perceptions of their teachers' oral corrective feedback (CF). It uses in-depth qualitative data to characterize the participants' prior English learning, and to…
Descriptors: Advanced Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Al-Nouh, Nowreyah A.; Abdul-Kareem, Muneera M.; Taqi, Hanan A. – English Language Teaching, 2014
Teachers perform an important job by encouraging creativity in their lessons and among their pupils. Thus, the present study aims to examine primary school EFL teachers' attitudes towards creative thinking and their perceptions of what goes on in the classroom. Participants were 434 female primary school EFL teachers, chosen randomly, teaching all…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Huang, Xiaoyu; Hu, Xinyue – Higher Education Studies, 2016
Classroom activities, such as English dubs, role-play, brainstorming etc can be very useful for the teaching of oral English. In recent years, although considerable attention has been paid to the use of classroom activities in English speaking classes, the perceptions of teachers and students about such activities have been ignored. Therefore,…
Descriptors: Class Activities, English Instruction, Questionnaires, Teacher Attitudes
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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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