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International Journal of Social Science and Human Behavior Study

Do Upper Primary Mathematics Teachers Recognise Creativity Experience in their students?

Author(s) : KAREN K L HOR


The aim of this article is to explore if Singapore mathematics teachers recognize the creativity experience of upper primary school children when they attempted open-ended mathematics questions. These 17 students from Singapore Primary Schools (aged between 11 and 12 years old) attempted three different types of open-ended mathematics questions using pen-and-paper method. Their creativity experience was elicited via face-to-face interviews, and phenomenographic analysis surfaced three different ways of experiencing openness in learning: being assessed, making decisions and exploring with freedom. The students’ written answers were graded by two experienced mathematics teachers. The analysis of the Teachers’ Consensual Assessment (TCA) of open-ended mathematics answers seemed to indicate that students’ creativity experience was seldom noticed or recognized by the Singapore primary mathematics teachers.

No fo Author(s) : 1
Page(s) : 1-3
Electronic ISSN : 2374 - 1627
Volume 6 : Issue 1
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