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ERIC Number: EJ1126405
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1470-3297
Teachers' Conceptions of Student Creativity in Higher Education
Jahnke, Isa; Haertel, Tobias; Wildt, Johannes
Innovations in Education and Teaching International, v54 n1 p87-95 2017
Creativity is one of the important skills of the twenty-first century and central to higher education (HE). When we look closer into research on creativity in HE, however, it is not clear how university teachers conceptualise student creativity. How do teachers grasp, observe and express student creativity? Different methods such as interviews and online questionnaire have been used in this study. From the teacher perspective, student creativity is categorised into a 6-Facet-Model, in which teachers "see" student creativity expressed through (1) student self-reflections, (2) independent decisions, (3) through curiosity and motivation, (4) producing something, (5) multi-perspectives and (6) when students develop original new ideas. The results provide a new understanding of student creativity from university teachers' perspective that is useful for re-organising course designs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
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