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ERIC Number: EJ1125991
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1938-1611
Teaching Future Middle Level Educators to Craft Learning Activities That Enhance Young Adolescent Creativity
Hilton, Jason T.
Current Issues in Middle Level Education, v21 n1 p1-5 2016
As social and academic forces begin to collide for young adolescents at the beginning of the middle level experience, students experience an unfortunate drop in their creativity. Appropriately trained middle level teachers have the potential to lessen this problem through the use of carefully selected open-ended learning activities that increase the divergent thinking capacities of their students. This article argues for the use of divergent thinking activities in the teaching of young adolescents and discusses both their creation and their assessment in an effort to allow future middle level educators to respond to 21st century challenges.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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