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How to Promote Creativity in Classroom

Updated on February 13, 2020
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Seçkin Esen is working as an English language teacher in Turkey. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in ELT from Hacettepe University in 2010.

Creativity in Classroom

It is a well-known fact by everybody that it is really important to promote the students’ creativity in class which improves the ability to discover ideas that change some people or the whole world. There are many things that teachers can do to encourage creativity in class which include increasing motivation, providing a comfortable environment, and encouraging group discussions.

Motivation

First, teachers should enhance the students’ motivation to make them more creative since students can produce their own ideas about the subject if teachers make them more interested about it. That is to say, teachers can use such materials in the classroom that not only attracts their attention but also make them express their own ideas and feel that their thoughts are valuable. If students are valued and praised by their teachers, they get highly motivated and have the courage to create new ideas.

Atmosphere

Second, teachers should establish a comfortable atmosphere in the classroom in order to have their students think in a more relaxed way because students are afraid to produce and express their own ideas if they are under stress. In other words, the attitude of the teacher plays a very important role in creating an environment in which students think freely. For example, teachers can encourage students to do brainstorming in class not to restrict their ideas.

Group Discussions

Third, encouraging group discussions in the classroom is another way of promoting creativity as students can share their ideas with their classmates in a group and learn from each other. For instance, a student may know a fact that the others do not know, and he or she can share it with the rest of the group. So, group discussions increase the confidence of the students who create ideas about a subject.

All in all, high motivation, a comfortable atmosphere and group discussions are very important to promote creativity in a class. Therefore, providing them in a classroom is one of the primary roles of teachers if they want to increase creativity of their students.

© 2013 Seckin Esen

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    • Seckin Esen profile imageAUTHOR

      Seckin Esen 

      7 years ago from Ankara, Turkey

      Hi mochirajackson, thank you for your nice comment.

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      mochirajackson 

      7 years ago from Liverpool, United Kingdom

      Thank you for sharing these useful tips. I believe creativity can help boost children's learning in every subject and not just the arts, so it is good that you have shared some interesting ideas for use in every lesson.

    • Seckin Esen profile imageAUTHOR

      Seckin Esen 

      7 years ago from Ankara, Turkey

      That's definitely true. Thank you so much Ann1Az2.

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      Ann1Az2 

      7 years ago from Orange, Texas

      I think your hub brings out the fact that kids can really be creative if allowed to do so and they are in the right atmosphere. A good teacher can create the right atmosphere. And the children have to develop a trust in the teacher also. If children do not feel safe, they will not be creative.

      Well done and voted up.

    • Seckin Esen profile imageAUTHOR

      Seckin Esen 

      7 years ago from Ankara, Turkey

      Thank you very much for your nice comment Nadine.

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      Nadine May 

      7 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Like your Hub. To stimulate creativity is a gift most appreciated in others. It's what gives me the most pleasure to do . In my day job its my aim to inspire new manuscript applicants to bring out the skills they have as writers in order to make them successful authors. Well done.

    • Seckin Esen profile imageAUTHOR

      Seckin Esen 

      7 years ago from Ankara, Turkey

      Thank you very much for your comment CraftytotheCore. I think you were lucky to have that teacher at your daughter's school.

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      CraftytotheCore 

      7 years ago

      Very interesting Hub and you make terrific points! When my daughter started second grade, I feared that her math deficits would counteract her productivity in class. The teacher was a new hire from a different school district and brought with her some amazing innovative ways to create motivation in the classroom.

    • Seckin Esen profile imageAUTHOR

      Seckin Esen 

      7 years ago from Ankara, Turkey

      Thank you for the comment khairato.

    • Seckin Esen profile imageAUTHOR

      Seckin Esen 

      7 years ago from Ankara, Turkey

      Thank you for your nice comment Anjili. I agree with you that linking with real life concepts makes students more interested about the subject.

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      ali khairat 

      7 years ago from Marrakech

      thanks for the information very helpful.

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      Anjili 

      7 years ago from planet earth, a humanoid

      I agree with you totally. I do all this often when instructing students in class to keep learners motivated. I've also observed that learners appreciate content more if the instructor links learning concepts with real life experiences. My students never get bored and always look forward to our next meeting as we all disperse smiling in different directions. Voted up and useful.

    • Seckin Esen profile imageAUTHOR

      Seckin Esen 

      7 years ago from Ankara, Turkey

      You are right Miller2232. Having freedom is very important for being creative. Thank you for the comment.

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      Sinclair Miller III 

      7 years ago from Florida

      The best way to have creativity is to have that freedom of being able to be creative with whatever.

    • Seckin Esen profile imageAUTHOR

      Seckin Esen 

      8 years ago from Ankara, Turkey

      That's definitely true, BlossomSB. Thank you so much for your comment.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      8 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      To promote creativity in the classroom, the teacher needs to be creative, too. You have given some good examples here.

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