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Fostering student creativity: Which teacher behaviours are helpful?
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Soh, K. C., & Quek, K. S. (2004). Fostering student creativity: Which teacher behaviours are helpful? In L. C. Chew (Ed.), Innovation & enterprise: Education for the new economy: Proceedings for the ERAS Conference (pp. 61-68). Singapore: Educational Research Association.
The role of the teacher in fostering student creativity is a challenging one. Teachers
have been advised to establish a classroom climate conducive to stimulating creativity,
to teach creatively and for creativity, and to reward or tolerate students' seemingly zany
but potentially creative behaviours and questions. What a teacher does or does not do in
relation to student creativity constitutes a factor in the social context of the classroom
environment, giving rise to the students' needed motivation to create and be creative. This paper presents a tool -the Index of Creativity Fostering Behaviour (CFTindex, Soh, 2000) - that provides a measure of teachers' creativity fostering behaviour. It discusses the factor structure of the instrument. A recent albeit restricted set of validity evidence suggests factor invariance. The subscales may possibly be treated separately so as to provide information on specific aspects of creativity-fostering behaviours. Areas for further research and implications for classroom practice will be explored."
This paper was published in the Proceedings of ERAS Conference held in Singapore from 24-26 November 2004
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