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Educational Alternatives, Volume 21, 2023

Iuliana (Fazăcaș) Stan
Pages: 336-344
Published: 20 Oct 2023
DOI: 10.62991/EA1996164654
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Abstract: Creativity is a complex concept, defined in the literature of the field as the ability to generate original ideas, methods or objects or to reuse existing ones in a new way. Research on creativity has focused both on the characteristics of creative personalities (thinking, attitude, behavior) and on creative processes and products. They also aimed to identify a typology of creativity and characteristics of creative personalities. Creative teaching is an art for which there are no recipes for success or routines. However, the teacher's pro-creativity strategy and the use of teaching strategies with a recognized impact to develop creativity can stimulate students' creative thinking and attitudes and form behaviors designed to contribute to the realization of products considered to be creative. The study of natural sciences, through the methodology specific to the process of scientific knowledge facilitates the development in students of those reasonings valuable for creative thinking: convergent, divergent, associative and synthetic reasoning. Also, the variety of manifestations of science in our lives stimulates emotional creativity. This study presents the results of a survey that aimed to explore teachers' opinions on student creativity and the manifestations of students' creativity in the study of natural sciences. 112 teachers participated in the research and participation in the survey was voluntary, the data being collected online. The majority of respondents said that they develop the creativity of their students by valuing creativity, by using modern teaching methods, by permanently adapting the methodology, by offering the possibility to make choices and having options, by offering models of creative behavior or by ensuring a diversity of creative products. All respondents agreed that the students' creativity can be easily developed in full subjects of the natural sciences.
Keywords: creative teaching, creative personality, elementary teachers
Cite this article: Iuliana (Fazăcaș) Stan. OPINIONS OF TEACHERS ON THE MANIFESTATIONS OF STUDENTS' CREATIVITY IN THE STUDY OF NATURAL SCIENCES. Journal of International Scientific Publications: Educational Alternatives 21, 336-344 (2023).
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