The roles and development needs of teachers to promote creativity: a systematic review of literature

Dan Davies, Divya Jindal-Snape (Lead / Corresponding author), Rebecca Digby, Alan Howe, Christopher Collier, Penny Hay

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    Abstract

    A systematic review of 210 educational research, policy and professional literature between 2005-2011 identified only 17 publications that met the inclusion criteria and contained findings relating to teachers' roles in promoting creativity, and 18 on how teachers can be supported for this. The evidence suggests that teacher skills, attitudes, willingness to act as role model, awareness of learners' need, flexible lesson structure, particular types of classroom interaction are important for teaching for creativity. Review highlighted importance of school culture in supporting or impeding creativity, need to elicit teachers' conceptions of creativity, teachers developing their own creativity;, working co-constructively with a mentor, and the importance of action research and reflection. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)34-41
    Number of pages8
    JournalTeaching and Teacher Education
    Volume41
    Issue numberJuly
    Early online date31 Mar 2014
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    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014

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