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Presentation or Panel Title

A Creative Classroom

Location

Guzman 111

Start Date

4-15-2016 3:00 PM

End Date

4-15-2016 3:15 PM

Department

Education

Student Type

Undergraduate

Faculty Mentor

Rosemarie Michaels, ED.D.

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

Creativity can present itself through many ways, for example through artistic expression and problem solving. In the past, creativity was focused on artistic expression through art and music. Now it is one of five 21st century skills for elementary school classrooms. These skills make up “what students need to succeed in today’s globally and digitally connected world” (Partnership for 21st Century Learning, 2015, ¶ 2). There is a need for students to become creative problem solvers and develop deeper thinking skills. Consequently, the purpose of this study is two fold. The first purpose is to discoverhow teachers can use creative teaching practices to enhance student learning. The second purpose is to research ways teachers can design instruction to promote creativity in the classroom. This study will answer two research questions the first is: How can teachers implement creative teaching practices to improve student academic success? The second question is: What ways can teachers design instruction to promote student creativity? Data to answer these research questions will be collected through review of scholarly literature and observation in two elementary school classrooms. The researcher anticipates the results to show a connection between using creative teaching practices and student learning.

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A Creative Classroom

Guzman 111

Creativity can present itself through many ways, for example through artistic expression and problem solving. In the past, creativity was focused on artistic expression through art and music. Now it is one of five 21st century skills for elementary school classrooms. These skills make up “what students need to succeed in today’s globally and digitally connected world” (Partnership for 21st Century Learning, 2015, ¶ 2). There is a need for students to become creative problem solvers and develop deeper thinking skills. Consequently, the purpose of this study is two fold. The first purpose is to discoverhow teachers can use creative teaching practices to enhance student learning. The second purpose is to research ways teachers can design instruction to promote creativity in the classroom. This study will answer two research questions the first is: How can teachers implement creative teaching practices to improve student academic success? The second question is: What ways can teachers design instruction to promote student creativity? Data to answer these research questions will be collected through review of scholarly literature and observation in two elementary school classrooms. The researcher anticipates the results to show a connection between using creative teaching practices and student learning.