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ERIC Number: EJ1081360
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
Adopting Creative Pedagogy into Asian Classrooms?--"Case Studies of Primary School Teachers' Responses and Dilemma"
Journal of Education and Learning, v1 n2 p205-216 2012
Albeit school teachers' traditional concepts are believed one of the obstacles of fostering children's creativity, their voices and demands were not heard among the attempts of promoting creativity education in Taiwan. This study aims to gain an in-depth understanding of primary school teachers' responses of adopting creative pedagogy in an Asian context. Ten-week lessons based on the framework of creative pedagogy were designed and taught to two six-grade classes by the researcher. During the lessons, the classroom teachers acted as non-participant observers; their views concerning the pedagogy and ethos were collected through individual interviews in the end of the project. Strategies employed in the lessons were considered useful in developing creative qualities. Tensions of adopting creative pedagogy were also indicated. Their concerns revealed certain misconceptions of as well as the support they need in adopting creative pedagogy. A need to contextualise creative pedagogy is urged in this paper.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Creative Teaching, Elementary School Teachers, Grade 6, Elementary School Students, Teacher Attitudes, Context Effect, Case Studies, Creativity, Dramatics, Semi Structured Interviews, Qualitative Research, Expectation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Asia; Taiwan; Taiwan (Taipei)