Creativity In School Education

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As creativity is becoming a crucial aspect of living in the future, it is important for teacher educators to teach students to think creatively when solving constantly evolving and increasingly complex problems. Supporting the idea that creativity can be taught and learnt, elements of creativity are now getting included in secondary school education. Among all school subjects, arts and crafts is one of the best examples for fostering and cultivating students ' creativity, as the subject offers creative activities that enable students to realize their ideas in the context of the real world. That is the reason why the college of education insists arts and crafts as a compulsory option for the B.Ed degree course. Habibollah. Naderi, Department of Educational Studies, University of Mazandaran, Iran, Rohani. Abdullah, Department of Human Development & Family Studies, Vijay Kumar, Department of English, Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication and H. Tengku Aizan, Institute of Gerontology, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, 43300, Malaysia, Jamaluddin. Sharir, Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia studied whether the relationship exists…show more content…
Ai (1999) noted that “the zeal to investigate the relationship between creativity and academic achievement dates back to the 1960s, when Getzels (1962) first reported the results of their research on the role of creativity in school achievement’’. Their investigation had an important effect on psychology in the field of education and set off a flood of investigations to understand what the nature of creativity was like. Their study involved 449 high school students, on whom they examined in order to find similarities and differences in the groups of students who had scored well on intelligence assessments and students who had scored well on creativity tests (Guilford of
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