The role of teaching is significant in influencing creativity among the students. Teachers are guide; instructor and evaluator who help the student to understand the concept in order that grow the knowledge of students. There are various common practices which are adopted by the students for fostering the creativity among the students including appreciation and award. The score and grades are used as evaluator which measures the performance of the students. But it shouldn’t be considered as the measure of intelligence and creativity among the students. The appreciation and support of teachers helps to develop creativity among the students. Creativity is considered as the contribution of cognitive process which enables to transform the understanding of the students into a learning experience (Bieraugel, 2017). But some of the teachers are not like interaction in the class by intellectual students as they prefer to teach the students in their own way. The teaching behavior directly impacts on the level of creativity among the students. If the teachers are supportive in the class then it helps to think out of the box which enhances the creativity among the students.
There are various strategies which can be used by the teachers to improve the creativity among the students including class discussion, group activity, and class practical assessments which help to improve the creative thinking among the students. Teachers can use innovative teaching technologies including visual presentation regarding creative thinking which helps to generate creative ideas among the students. It develops creative thinking skills which improve leaning capabilities in order to understand the concepts more effectively. It also develops problem solving skills among the students by shaping new ideas towards the achievement of higher academic results. The positive response of teacher towards student ideas helps to develop creativity among the students (Gajda, 2017).
The behavior of teacher should be supportive which helps to develop independence learning among the students. Motivation plays a significant role in learning and creativity among the students. The role of teacher should be supportive to appreciate students for their efforts. The study has shown that the creative thinking environment is developed by the teacher which helps to encourage the students for diversifying their ideas to find innovative solution against the specific problem (Henry, 2018). Furthermore the teacher should develop critical and real event model which helps to develop creativity among the students. The majority of teachers encourage creative students in the class. However there are some teachers who consider the students as a source of interference in the class. The disruptive nature of students in the class discourages creativity among the students. However, the research study has shown that the teachers in elementary schools don’t implement strategies for fostering the creativity among the students. Teachers should develop creative classroom environment which helps to increase creativity among the students in order to meet individual needs of the students. The characteristics of teachers which influence creativity in the class include empathy, caring, acceptance, openness, sense of humor, and dedication. It is the belief that the teachers who are strict and doesn’t appreciate new ideas by the students then it impacts on learning and creativity among the students (Farmer, 2017). Yet it is challenging for teachers to understand the behavior of every individual student in order to guide them towards concept clarity.
There are various strategies for fostering creativity thinking among the students including the consideration of multiple thinking for problem solving, knowledge transferring strategy, commitment towards task, and collaboration. There are multiple divergent ideas which are developed by the creative students which need to be appreciated by the teachers and guide them towards the correct path which lead them towards the gaining of appropriate knowledge and understanding regarding the topic. Teachers should develop effective strategies which help to gain knowledge which enable to transfer their learning into various situations. The learning and creative capability of every student is different which requires support and appreciation from teacher in order to build concept clarity within the specific period of time.
There are various psychological construct which has shown that the teaching behavior directing impacts on the performance of students. Those factors which impact on student learning include intrinsic motivation, epistemological belief, and goal orientation which facilitate the development of creativity among the students. There should be intrinsic motivation among the students which helps to develop motivation among the students. The study has revealed that the creative individual are intrinsically motivated which helps to increase the understanding among the students. It is important for the teacher to understand the goal orientation in class which enables to develop classroom process in order to develop reasoning and creative thinking among the students. It is also seen that the teachers who love their profession to teach students, they are more appreciating to encourage others for improving their creative thinking.
Thus the positive behavior of teachers helps to increase creativity among the students by supporting and encouraging them. The role of teacher is significant in developing classroom environment which support the student to think from different perspective in order to find out innovative ideas to resolving the queries. The learning process of students is majorly depends on teacher. The study outcome and concept clarity among the students can be developed by the positive behavior of teacher. If the teacher is not interested in student growth then it directly impacts on learning and creativity skills of the students.
Gajda, A., Beghetto, R.A. and Karwowski, M., 2017. Exploring creative learning in the classroom: A multi-method approach. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 24, pp.250-267.
Henry, A., Korp, H., Sundqvist, P. and Thorsen, C., 2018. Motivational strategies and the reframing of English: Activity design and challenges for teachers in contexts of extensive extramural encounters. TESOL Quarterly, 52(2), pp.247-273.
Farmer, S.M. and Tierney, P., 2017. Considering creative self-efficacy: Its current state and ideas for future inquiry. In The creative self (pp. 23-47). Academic Press.
Bieraugel, M. and Neill, S., 2017. Ascending Bloom’s pyramid: Fostering student creativity and innovation in academic library spaces. College & Research Libraries, 78(1).