Creativity for learning: Investigating the creativity of teachers and students in the Literature classroom
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Dept of Arts & Social Sciences Education, University of Lagos
Creativity has been trending in various organizations and schools as the most important economic resource and literacy of the 21st century. This study investigates the creativity of Literature students and teachers in senior secondary schools randomly selected from one education district in Lagos State. Using the descriptive research design and three research questions, two sets of questionnaires and classroom observation rubrics were developed and administered to 15 teachers and 170 students from these schools. Data collected were analyzed thematically and statistically with frequency counts and percentages. The findings revealed that Literature teachers and students merely feel positive about creativity as their classroom conducts lacked crucial creativity elements due to misconceptions and inadequate awareness of the creative dimensions and prospects of Literature. Provision of creativity support tools (CST) is therefore recommended as well as incremental reorientations, training, and appraisals of Literature teachers in 21st century learner-centered pedagogy.
Pedagogy , Creativity Support Tools (CST) , Creative thinking , Literature , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Adeosun, A. O. & Adelabu, T.O (2019). Creativity for learning: Investigating the creativity of teachers and students in the Literature classroom. UNILAG Journal of Curriculum and Instruction (ISSN 2736-0199); Vol. 1(1); pp.22-30.