Academic Literature Review

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Methodology To conduct this study, the University of Calgary E-Library, Google Scholar, EBSCO and ERIC provided peer reviewed journal articles or books necessary for the completion of my literature review. Data collection was obtained through personal reflections and a review of the academic literature as a process to seek conclusions through inquiry. Data was gathered using mostly primary sources referring to reflections about my own experiences and professional practices within my home school for elementary school students in Korea. Advantages of Promoting Collaborative Learning Activities into Classroom Instruction to Foster Creativity into Student Learning Collaboration 1) Developing higher level thinking skills 2) Increasing student…show more content…
I have always found that my students were happier, healthier children while engaged in meaningful activities along with their peers working towards goals that benefit the groups they were associated with. Common features promoting creativity steadily focus on flexibility in the physical and pedagogical environment, learners having control of their learning and ownership of the activity, varied physical environment at school and elsewhere, such as museums, flexible use of time (including time beyond the school and curriculum boundaries), and allowing pupils to work at their own pace without pressure. An important feature of the pedagogic environment that can promote creativity is the nature of the relationship between teachers and learners, including high expectations, mutual respect, modelling of creating attitudes, flexibility and…show more content…
Further suggesting an impact on creating learning environments promoting social, emotional and thinking skills Teacher’s skills and attitudes; a willingness to act as a role model; awareness of learners’ needs; flexible approaches to curriculum and lesson structure; particular types of classroom interaction with pupils are important components of teaching for creativity. The evidence highlights the importance of school culture in supporting or impeding creative practice; the need to elicit teachers’ prior conceptions of creativity in education; teachers taking on the role of learners to develop their own creativity; working co-constructively with a mentor or coach and the importance of teachers undertaking action research and reflection on their own classroom practice” (Davies, Jindal-Snape, Collier, Digby, Hay, & Howe, 2013). In the future, it will be crucial to find more ways to support teachers in developing and applying creative and collaborative teaching methods (Hämäläinen & Vähäsantanen,
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