Creative approaches in Science education. CREAT-IT survey


This survey, which is being sent to educators across Europe, seeks to identify essential features of creative approaches in science education. It hopes to highlight existing and perceived European best practices in both teacher education and the classroom for fostering creativity in science. The survey is part of the CREAT-IT project, which has been funded by the European Union Lifelong Learning Programme to develop and document best practices in creative science education.

 

Definitions of key terms:


This project defines creative science as generating alternative ideas and strategies within scientific enquiry as an individual or community, and reasoning critically between these.

 

It is driven by creativity in relation as everyday or ‘little c’, where children engage in purposive, imaginative activity generating outcomes that are original and valuable in relation to themselves. 
 

Where the term “good practice” is used in relation to creativity in science education, we define this as a process or a methodology (which may itself involve creativity) that fosters effectively creativity in science.


 

The CREAT-IT project is being developed by partners in Norway, England, Greece, Italy, Serbia and Belgium.

 

You have been sent this questionnaire as you are based in one of these countries, and hold at least one of the following roles:

- General teacher

- Teacher who has been involved in specific creative approaches to science teaching

- Member of the project consortium

- A curriculum developer

- A scientist

 

We woud be very grateful if you could fill out this survey. It should take approximately 15 minutes.

 

The survey consists of tick box questions as well as a number of open-ended questions. Would you please try to complete and submit the survey by Monday 17th February. Please contact Dr. Alison Black (aeb220@exeter.ac.uk) if you have any problems.

 

Responses are anonymous, and any mention of names of schools or real people will not appear in any outcomes of this work. If you wish to engage further with the research through being interviewed there will be an opportunity to leave your name and contact details. There is no obligation to do so. If you do, however, your name will be anonymised and contact details will remain confidential to the research team.