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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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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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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
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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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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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
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Mustakim, Siti Salina; Mustapha, Ramlee; Lebar, Othman – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2014
This study aimed to identify the approaches employed by teachers in teaching Contemporary Children's Literature Program to upper primary school. Using classroom observations and interview as research instruments, this paper evaluates the approaches of five ESL teachers teaching Year 5 students and examines the various challenges faced by them in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Childrens Literature, Elementary School Teachers, English (Second Language)
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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