Teachers’ perception of inculcating creativity in secondary school students in abakaliki municipal capitalterritory

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Author: 
Achilike, B.
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This study examined teachers’ perception of inculcating creativity in secondary school students. Its main objective was to find out the ways teachers can help inculcate creativity in secondary school students as well as find out how students can enhance their own creative behavior. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. The population of the study was 1,050 teachers from the study area. A sample of 100 teachers were selected from a total population of 1050 teachers from the study area. Structured Students’ Creativity Questionnaire was used for data collection. The data was analyzed using percentages and the hypotheses tested using Chi-square. The findings reveal that teachers can inculcate creativity in students by using discovery learning, exposing them to democratic classroom, encouraging them to freely express their skills, giving them project and experiment to carry out. The findings also reveal that students can enhance their own creative behaviour by reading imaginative books on creative people, engaging in discovery on every topic and sharing and comparing ideas with other students. Recommendations were made to include that: teachers should not only teach to cover the scheme of work, but should as well try to enhance creativity in students. Secondly, students should always try to make use of the opportunities that enhance creativity.

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