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dc.contributor.authorBunt, Byron
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-15T09:00:43Z
dc.date.available2012-02-15T09:00:43Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationBunt, B. 2009. The nurturing of creativity in the History classroom through teaching methods – the views of teachers and learners. Yesterday & today, 4:107-124, Oct. [http://www.sashtw.org.za/index2.htm] [http://dspace.nwu.ac.za/handle/10394/5126]en_US
dc.identifier.issn2223-0386
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/5517
dc.description.abstractNurturing creative thinking abilities in all learning areas and subjects is one of the cornerstones and ideals of Outcomes-Based Education (OBE) in South Africa. This article reports on the results obtained with a pilot study that set out to determine the extent to which creativity is presently nurtured in the History classroom. A qualitative study by means of semi-structured, one-on-one interviews with learners (n = 4) and teachers (n = 2) of History at a secondary school was conducted to determine learner and teacher perceptions related to the nurturing of creativity through the instructional practices of teachers applied during teaching and learning. The results revealed that the nurturing of creativity has not yet become reality in the History classroom. It was disconcerting to note that direct instruction dominates the teaching and learning of History and that very little opportunity for practical experience and interaction during teaching and learning exists. The article concludes with recommendations to teachers on how to purposefully enhance creativity during the teaching of History. This pilot study was conducted as partial fulfillment of the requirements for a BEd Honours degree, and to set the scene for a more extended study on creative thinking in History with larger groups of learners and teachers.en_US
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dc.publisherThe South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT) under the auspices of the School of Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West Universityen_US
dc.subjectCreativityen_US
dc.subjectCreative thinkingen_US
dc.subjectLateral thinkingen_US
dc.subjectCreativity and classroom practiceen_US
dc.subjectCreativity and History teachingen_US
dc.titleThe nurturing of creativity in the History classroom through teaching methods – the views of teachers and learners.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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