Journal directory listing - Volume 52 (2007) - Education【52(2)】August

Factors Influencing the Creative Instruction of Integrated Activities Teachers Author: Jeou-Shyan Horng(Department of Human Development and Family Studies, National Taiwan Normal University), Jon-Chao Hong(Department of Industrial Education, National Taiwan Normal University), Lih-Juan Lin(Department of Library and Information Science, Fu-Jen Catholic University), Chang-Yen Tsai(Taipei Teacher In-Service Education Center)

Vol.&No.:Vol. 52, No. 2
Date:August 2007


A qualitative research method was used to investigate the internal and external factors that influence the “creative instruction” of teachers in the field of Integrated Activities. Focus group interviews, in-depth interviews and classroom observation were used for data collection. Four Integrated Activities teachers who won the Creative Instruction Award for creative teaching were selected as the subjects of this study. The contents of in-depth interviews, teachers’ syllabi, lesson plans, teachers’ reflections and classroom observation videotapes were analyzed. Data were collected and validated through data triangulation.
The following were found to be favorable teacher characteristics for creative instruction in the field of Integrative Activities: (1) thinking style: teachers have a creative and also legislative thinking style; (2) personal traits: teachers are full of ideas, attempt to make changes, are self-confident, imaginative, have a sense of humor, welcome new experiences, are curious, willing to grow, etc.; (3) family factors: teachers have open, tolerant and creative parents and also are open, tolerant and creative in dealing with their own children; (4) growth and educational experiences: teachers themselves grew up playing games created by themselves and their friends, listening to one another’s stories, brainstorming with their classmates and being inspired by good teachers; and, most important of all, (5) teachers love to teach and believe in the importance of hard work and motivation, for themselves and for their students.

Keywords:personal trait, thinking style, creativity, creative instruction, integrated activities

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APA FormatHorng, J.-S., Hong, J.-C., Lin, L.-J., & Tsai, C.-Y. (2007). Factors Influencing the Creative Instruction of Integrated Activities Teachers. Journal of National Taiwan Normal University: Education, 52(2), 49-71. doi:10.3966/2073753X2007085202003