TEACHERS' OPINIONS ABOUT GAINING CREATIVE THINKING SKILLS IN TURKISH COURSES IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS
ORTAOKUL TÜRKÇE DERSLERİNDE YARATICI DÜŞÜNME BECERİSİNİN KAZANDIRILMASINA İLİŞKİN ÖĞRETMEN GÖRÜŞLERİ

Author : Ahmet Zeki GÜVEN
Number of pages : 1-22

Summary

In this paper, roles of Turkish teachers in developing creative thinking skills of secondary level students is studied. The research is done with 12 Turkish teachers who is working in two secondary schools in İzmir. Data of the research is collected via using semi-structured interview based upon qualitative method, and content analysis is practiced while analysing the data. According to the findings that have been obtained from research, Turkish teachers who have taken part in the interview state that creative thinking skills are acquired belatedly, that environment and heredity plays an effective role and that the biggest responsibility is carried by parents in improving this kind of skills. Teachers think that it is their responsibility to model the students, to be able to create a free classroom environment and to provide the students with various kinds of activities in their classes. They also remark that while they reflect supportive manners to unusual opinions and different pers

Keywords

Turkish education, creative thinking, teacher, student.

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