Pre-service and in-service preschool teachers' views regarding creativity in early childhood education

2014-01-01
Alkuş, Simge
Olgan, Refika
This research investigated the views of pre-service and in-service preschool teachers concerning the developing of children's creativity in early childhood education by determining the similarities and/or differences among their views. The data were gathered from 10 pre-service and 11 in-service teachers through focus group meetings, and then from the participants' views four basic themes were constituted consisting of their opinions on ‘creativity’, ‘creative people’, ‘importance of creativity in early childhood education’, and ‘obstacles to creativity in early childhood education’. The findings indicated that although the subjects had their own creativity definitions, they also had some common ideas. The subjects also shared their ideas about some of the essential characteristics of creative individuals. Furthermore, although the participants were aware of the value of creativity for young children's development and the need to implement activities that would nurture children's creativity, they still face many obstacles preventing them from achieving this crucial goal.
Early Child Development and Care

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Citation Formats
S. Alkuş and R. Olgan, “Pre-service and in-service preschool teachers’ views regarding creativity in early childhood education,” Early Child Development and Care, pp. 1902–1919, 2014, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/41961.