MATHEMATICAL CREATIVITY AND GIFTEDNESS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: TASK AND TEACHER PROMOTING CREATIVITY FOR ALL

Sara Hershkovitz, Irit Peled, Graham Littler

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Abstract

Based on the assumption that creativity can be developed, this chapter focuses on identifying learning conditions for promoting creativity for all children in the regular elementary school class. These learning conditions either involve special tasks or special teacher efforts (or both). We identify types and characteristics of good tasks and use them in analysing some examples. We discuss the crucial role of teachers exhibited in the nature of their actions and the nature of classroom norms. We conclude with someimplications on the role of teacher education and professional development in preparing teachers towards creating an environment that supports the development of all children.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCreativity in Mathematics and the Education of Gifted Students
PublisherBrill
Pages253-270
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9789087909352
ISBN (Print)9789087909345
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2009

Bibliographical note

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© 2009 Sense Publishers. All Rights Reserved.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (all)

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