How teachers' thinking styles impact on students' creativity performance

Gloria Yi Ming Kao*, Ke Cheng Wang, Chuen-Tsai Sun

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This research investigated how teachers' thinking style, a unique source of human factor, impact on the feedbacks delivered to students- which may then influence students' follow-up creative behaviors. In addition, creativity is the result of interaction between the individual and the environment. A problem-solving game "Machine 'R'Us" was adopted to engage students in tasks and to encourage their potential in designing their own creative game episodes. We selected sixth-grade elementary students who showed no obvious differences in creativity potential as participants and divided them into four groups (Executive, Legislative, Judicial Type Suggestion group, and control group). After the first game episode design, participants reviewed guiding gatekeepers' diverse suggestions and went on their second game episode design. Twice game episode designs were scored by assessing gatekeepers. We hypothesize that teachers with diverse thinking styles could influence differently on students' creativity performance. Besides, through designing game episodes in a problem solving based gaming environment, students could develop higher-level Abstract thinking ability and creative thinking ability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IADIS International Conference e-Learning 2011, Part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2011, MCCSIS 2011
Pages411-412
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2011
EventIADIS International Conference e-Learning 2011, Part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2011, MCCSIS 2011 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 20 Jul 201123 Jul 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IADIS International Conference e-Learning 2011, Part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2011, MCCSIS 2011
Volume2

Conference

ConferenceIADIS International Conference e-Learning 2011, Part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2011, MCCSIS 2011
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period20/07/1123/07/11

Keywords

  • Creativity
  • Game design
  • Gatekeepers
  • Thinking styles

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