Role of the School and the Teacher in Developing and Fostering Creativity

Creativity children are constantly probing, discovering, imagining, fantasizing, asking questions, guessing and wondering. Therefore, they should be encouraged to ask unusual questions, to explore new ways of thinking, to try novel approaches to problem solving, to play with ideas and material and use divergent ways of  dealing with traditional topics.

Following guidelines are offered for teachers for the promotion of creativity in children.

  1. Appreciating pupils that their ideas have values.
  2. Providing for exciting experiences to the students.
  3. Allowing the students ask unusual questions.
  4. Inspiration the students to emulate creative persons.
  5. Inspiring the students to learn to disagree constructively.
  6. Providing a safe, permissive and warm environment.
  7. Developing student’s ideas through constructive criticism and through refer ot competent authorities.
  8. Providing necessary guidance and counseling for developing motivation and overcoming emotional fears.
  9. Showing consideration to imaginative and unusual ideas of the students.
  10. Asking challenging and provocated questions.
  11. Awarding prizes rather than punishing.
  12. Evoking originality in thinking.
  13. Providing opportunities to students for self-initiated learning.
  14. Providing materials which develop imagination of the students.
  15. Encouraging debates, discussions, quizs, etc.
  16. Providing activities like drama, dance, music, etc.
  17. Loving students and letting them know it.
  18. Following gaming technique.
  19. Arranging lectures of creative personalities.
  20. Showing wit and humour in the class.
  21. Encouraging students to do intensive and extensive reading.
  22. Encouraging students for self-evaluation.

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