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  • Title: Investigating Teachers’ Practices of Creative thinking Skills in Qatari Preschools
  • Author(s): Tamader Jassim Al Thani
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: The Learner
  • Journal Title: The International Journal of Learning: Annual Review
  • Keywords: Creativity, Pre-schools, Pedagogy
  • Volume: 17
  • Issue: 5
  • Year: 2010
  • ISSN: 1447-9494 (Print)
  • ISSN: 1447-9540 (Online)
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/1447-9494/CGP/v17i05/47041
  • Citation: Al Thani, Tamader Jassim. 2010. "Investigating Teachers’ Practices of Creative thinking Skills in Qatari Preschools." The International Journal of Learning: Annual Review 17 (5): 221-230. doi:10.18848/1447-9494/CGP/v17i05/47041.
  • Extent: 10 pages

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate pre-school teachers’ pedagogical practices in the context of promoting students’ creative thinking skills in the classroom. A total of 80 female preschool teachers completed a 30-item, creative thinking skills questionnaire. Results showed that teachers differed significantly in using creative thinking skills according to their qualifications and in service training. Findings also indicated a significant interaction between the variables of qualification and in-service training. Implications for fostering creative thinking skills in Qatari preschools are discussed.