Teachers' Views on Creativity and Creative Students

Ugurel Y., Özcan Kara D.

JOURNAL FOR EDUCATORS TEACHERS AND TRAINERS, vol.9, no.2, pp.57-71, 2018 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Page Numbers: pp.57-71
  • Keywords: Creativity, Creative students, Teacher views
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of this study is to determine the opinions of teachers' regarding creativity and creative students. The data was collected through interview form prepared by researchers for this purpose. It was aimed to determine the teachers' views on creativity, creative student characteristics, activities that can be done in class to improve creativity, use of material in creativity and opinions about creative classroom environment. Qualitative research method was utilized using a semi-structured interview technique. Study group of the research consisted of 17 teachers working in both in the North Cyprus and in different regions of Turkey. Seven of them are classroom teachers, four are mathematics, three are science, two are electrical-electronics teachers and one of them is a biology teacher. The data obtained from the study were analysed through content analysis. As a result; teachers' creativity and creative student definitions focus on the concepts of 'difference' and 'originality' and there are many different methods that can be used to develop creativity in the classroom. It is important that the classroom environment that develops creativity is an environment where the student feels free and comfortable and material use is considered to be important