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The nurturing of creativity in the History classroom through teaching methods – the views of teachers and learners.

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dc.contributor.author Bunt, Byron
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-15T09:00:43Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-15T09:00:43Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Bunt, 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.issn 2223-0386
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/5517
dc.description.abstract Nurturing 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
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher The South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT) under the auspices of the School of Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West University en_US
dc.subject Creativity en_US
dc.subject Creative thinking en_US
dc.subject Lateral thinking en_US
dc.subject Creativity and classroom practice en_US
dc.subject Creativity and History teaching en_US
dc.title The nurturing of creativity in the History classroom through teaching methods – the views of teachers and learners. en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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