n South African Journal of Education - Indicators of creativity in a technology class: a case study

Volume 21, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0256-0100
  • E-ISSN: 2076-3433



Reproductive learning has answered the survival needs of the pastand, although this kind of learning is still required, it is no longer sufficientin education. If one of the challenges of education is to preparechildren for a fast-changing world, then teaching children to be creativebecomes an imperative. Teachers seem to lack the skills andknowledge needed to recognise when creativity is taking place. In thisstudy we investigated how learners demonstrate creativity whilst engagingin the technological process employing a qualitative researchstrategy, with observation and focus group interviews as the methodsof data collection. From this data, indicators of creativity emerged.Schools must encourage learners to be creative and Technology Educationprovides an ideal opportunity.

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