What are the instructional strategies and the environmental conditions that nurture creativity in the fourth grade classroom?
Every human has the capacity for being creative some people have more of this skill than others. Children tend to be more creative, but this often diminishes as they age because of society's expectations for people to think and act a certain way. Although creativity is human nature, these skills can also be taught. At the elementary school level the teacher can provide a climate, environment, and role modeling behavior which allows the students to feel safe, accepted, and be praised for their unique ideas. There are also several things that destroy creativity which must be avoided. With these components in mind, I created a curriculum of ten lesson plans which incorporates and boosts creativity in the fourth grade classroom. I created a lesson for many of the main subject areas to show that creativity can be added to any topic.
McDonald, Leslie, "What are the instructional strategies and the environmental conditions that nurture creativity in the fourth grade classroom?" (2006). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 1815.