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Parkinson, John G. – Research in Drama Education, 2018
This paper explores the reformulation of the English curriculum for prison education across England and Wales in the second decade of the twenty-first century. As a PhD researcher and Functional English teacher examining the use of drama and creative education in a prison at the time, a prohibition on the use of fictional reading and writing…
Descriptors: Fiction, English Teachers, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions
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Lee, Sohui; Carpenter, Russell – Across the Disciplines, 2015
In this article, the authors explore the corpus of literature on creative thinking and applied creativity in higher education to help composition teacher-scholars and writing center practitioners improve the application of creativity in written, visual, and multimodal composing practices. From studies of creative thinking investigated across…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing (Composition), Creativity
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Harris, Anne; de Bruin, Leon R. – Teaching Education, 2018
Creativity in education is currently dominated by discourses pertaining to both a neo-liberalisation of arts education and a more widespread attention to the economic potential of diverse creativities. This study applies new thinking regarding creative educational advancement that is adaptive and critically reflexive to the tasks of reconciling…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Secondary School Teachers, Creative Thinking
Beghetto, Ronald A. – Understanding Our Gifted, 2010
Most educators who work with gifted students acknowledge the importance of creativity and have found various ways to include it as part of the gifted education curriculum. In many cases, however, developing creativity is still viewed as something separate from academic learning. Students with undemonstrated creative potential often are excluded…
Descriptors: Creativity, Academically Gifted, Creative Teaching, Teaching Methods
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Kurt, Gökçe; Önalan, Okan – International Online Journal of Education and Teaching, 2018
Creativity is considered one of the key 21st century skills and has received an increasing amount of attention in the field of education. How teachers perceive creativity has a significant impact on their pedagogical practices to stimulate student creativity in the classroom. The present exploratory study, based on a qualitative approach, aimed to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Paul Ferguson, Joseph; Prain, Vaughan – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2020
Peirce made repeated attempts to clarify what he understood as abduction or creative reasoning in scientific discoveries. In this article, we draw on past and recent scholarship on Peirce's later accounts of abduction to put a case for how teachers can apply his ideas productively to elicit and guide student creative reasoning in the science…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Creativity, Thinking Skills, Scientific Research
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Gruenhagen, Lisa M. – Music Educators Journal, 2017
This article focuses on developing musical creativity through reflective and collaborative practices in elementary music. Studies on reflective practices reveal that students of any age are able to reflect knowingly. Researchers who have examined thinking, creativity, and musical understanding have discussed the importance of teaching practices…
Descriptors: Music Education, Elementary Education, Teaching Methods, Creative Teaching
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Yang, Yuqin; Long, Yanwen; Sun, Daner; Van Aalst, Jan; Cheng, Sanyin – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2020
This study explored how educational robotics (ER) was implemented in classrooms to foster creativity among elementary school students and identified challenges associated with its implementation. Twenty-six teachers at different elementary schools were interviewed. In-depth teacher interviews and grounded theory were used to collect and analyze…
Descriptors: Creativity, Creative Development, Technology Uses in Education, Robotics
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Cho, Hyunjung; Pemberton, Cynthia Lee; Ray, Beverly – Current Issues in Education, 2017
This study employed purposive sampling across 20 SE Idaho schools to explore PK-3 educators' perceptions regarding the value and importance of creativity education in the early childhood education setting (PK-3). A survey instrument and semi-structured interview protocol were developed for use. Surveys were distributed by mail and through on-site…
Descriptors: Creativity, Preschool Education, Kindergarten, Grade 1
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Kokotsaki, Dimitra; Newton, Douglas P. – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
This study examined trainee music teachers' judgements of the musical creativity of secondary age students. Nine pieces of music composed by Year 8 students (13 years of age) were evaluated by 17 postgraduate, trainee teachers. These musical pieces were sorted into a diamond-shaped formation according to how creative they were perceived to be with…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Creativity, Secondary School Students
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Estrada, Brittany; Warren, Susan – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2014
Efforts to support marginalized students require not only identifying systemic inequities, but providing a classroom infrastructure that supports the academic achievement of all students. This action research study examined the effects of implementing goal-setting strategies and emphasizing creativity in a culturally responsive classroom (CRC) on…
Descriptors: Writing Improvement, Disadvantaged, Culturally Relevant Education, Urban Schools
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Cho, Hyunhee; Kim, Hoe Kyeung – TESOL Journal, 2018
Teaching creativity in second language (L2) education has recently received increasing attention. Despite its central role in language creativity, language play in L2 classrooms has not been fully explored. This article revisits the theoretical grounding of creativity in language education, particularly focusing on language play, and provides…
Descriptors: Play, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Meyer, Allison Antink – Science Teacher, 2012
Science teachers are often content to leave creativity to the arts and humanities classes. Fostering creativity in science, if attempted at all, is a challenge often relegated to the gifted classroom. But not just the privileged few have the capacity to be creative. Simply restructuring existing lessons can help promote creativity in all science…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Creativity, Science Teachers, Humanities
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Tan, Oon Seng – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2015
The twenty-first century is often described as an age of uncertainty and ambiguity with unprecedented challenges. Those with a creative mind-set however might call this millennium an age of wonder. New technologies and digital media are facilitating imagination and inventiveness. How are we innovating education? Are schools and classroom fostering…
Descriptors: Creativity, Creative Development, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes
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Ellis, Violet Adams – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2016
Proving a child has been adequately educated is manifest through assessments evaluating the recall of facts or the deciphering of codes. How this information is taught and learned is the issue. Webb's depth of knowledge (DOK) and Bloom's taxonomy are cognitive models that drive instruction in today's classrooms. According to these models,…
Descriptors: Creativity, Learning, Art Education, Metacognition
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