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ERIC Number: EJ1087956
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2331-186X
Creativity Fostering Teacher Behaviour around the World: Annotations of Studies Using the CFTIndex
Soh, Kaycheng
Cogent Education, v2 n1 Article 1034494 2015
Teachers play a critical role in the development of student creativity. How well they play this role depends on whether they demonstrate creativity fostering behaviour when interacting with their students. There is, however, a dearth of suitable instruments for measuring this type of teacher behaviour, although there are many instruments for measuring student creativity. Based on Arthur J. Cropley's nine principles, the "Creativity Fostering Teacher Behaviour Index" (CFTIndex) was developed and trialled with a group of teachers (N = 117) in Singapore. There are evidence showing its internal consistency reliability and concurrent validity. The need for an instrument such as the CFTIndex is witnessed by many studies based using it subsequent to its first publication. The scale has since been used by researchers in America, Canada, Chile, Hong Kong, Korea, Mexico, Nigeria, Turkey and Singapore since its first appearance in the "Journal of Creativity Behavior" in 2000. Creativity researchers have used the CFTIndex for varied purposes, including several Ph.D. theses. This article highlights information directly related to CFTIndex to provide an integrated database and to facilitate future research. Possible further research studies using the CFTIndex are suggested and discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; Chile; China; Mexico; Nigeria; Singapore; Turkey; United States
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