A CROSS-NATIONAL STUDY OF PROSPECTIVE ELEMENTARY AND SCIENCE TEACHERS’ CREATIVITY STYLES

TitleA CROSS-NATIONAL STUDY OF PROSPECTIVE ELEMENTARY AND SCIENCE TEACHERS’ CREATIVITY STYLES
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsŠorgo, A, Lamanauskas, V, Šašić, SŠ, Kubiatko, M, Prokop, P, Fančovičova, J, Bilek, M, Tomažič, I, Erdogan, M
JournalJournal of Baltic Science Education
Volume11
Issue3
Start Page285-292
Date PublishedSeptember/2012
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1648-3898
Other NumbersICID: 1010413
Keywordscreativity styles, prospective elementary teachers, Prospective Science Teachers
Abstract

1799 prospective teachers (596 males, 1203 females), enrolled in various departments (elementary school teaching and science teaching) in selected universities in Croatia, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey, answered questionnaire on creativity styles. From the results of present study we can recognize that creativity potential of prospective elementary and science teachers is more on the adaptors’ side than on the side of innovators. The differences between prospective teachers, originating from different countries, study tracks and of different genders, even if statistically significant, are small (Cohen’s d below 0.2). From the perspective of the teacher educators it can mean that similar methods to enhance creativity can be used.

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Refereed DesignationRefereed
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