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Seventh International Conference on Advances in Social Science, Economics and Management Study - SEM 2018

Do Upper Primary Mathematics Teachers Recognise Creativity Experience in their students

Author(s) : KAREN K L HOR

Abstract

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.

Conference Title : Seventh International Conference on Advances in Social Science, Economics and Management Study - SEM 2018
Conference Date(s) : 27-28 October,2018
Place : Hotel Novotel Roma Eur, ROME, ITALY
No fo Author(s) : 1
DOI : 10.15224/978-1-63248-164-1-02
Page(s) : 7 - 9
Electronic ISBN : 978-1-63248-164-1
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