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ERIC Number: EJ1088596
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1040-0419
Teaching for Creativity Scales: An Instrument to Examine Teachers' Perceptions of Factors That Allow for the Teaching of Creativity
Rubenstein, Lisa DaVia; McCoach, D. Betsy; Siegle, Del
Creativity Research Journal, v25 n3 p324-334 2013
Creativity is valuable for individuals and society; it is thus important to understand how creativity can be fostered and encouraged. Teachers have a unique opportunity to promote creativity among their students. Teaching for Creativity Scales analyze constructs that influence teachers' perceptions of teaching for creativity. Approximately 650 teachers completed the survey. In the exploratory factor analysis, the items fit a 4-factor structure, producing 4 subscales: teacher self-efficacy, environmental encouragement, societal value, and student potential. The instrument was revised and distributed to additional teachers for a confirmatory factor analysis. With a few item deletions, the proposed model was a good fit for the data (CMIN/df = 1.819, CFI = 0.923, TLI rho2 = 0.917, RMSEA = 0.053). With continued testing and revisions, this instrument could be useful for measuring perceptional changes due to designed interventions, comparing different populations of teachers, and describing creativity perceptions at a given school.
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Language: English
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