First of all, take avery brief introduction of student. A person who is studying at any educationalinstitute is called as student. Basically, student is a learner, a seeker, adiscoverer, and also a curious one.
Student is like an unfurnished andunstructured pot and the educational atmosphere, teacher and teachinginstruments are the furnishers and developers. Nowadays,we all are adopting this term called ‘creativity’. In 21st century,creativity is a big deal in classroom.
We are living in that type of world,where success and development is closely related with creativity and itsconstruction. Various countries around the world are interested to include itas a main concern for student’s curriculum. There are changing and exploringglobal economy, which requires flexibility with innovative mind. These thingscan be fulfilled only by creativity and contextual understanding.
That’s whythe surge of interest in students, researchers, teachers, academician,educationists, leaders, and governments is growing prudently. We live in thattype of world, which is increasingly changing towards simple to complex andcomplex to ultra-complex. There are various types of problems and threats andthat requires creative and specialized solution. We can interpret creativity asan ability to establish a significant connection between two previously unrelatedthings or contexts or ideas.
Creativity is the term, which is not only improvestest scores but also adds on our responsibility as a student or as an educator.It inspires students to be ambitious, curious, interested, and engaged in theworld around them and within them. Every inventions and new kind ofthings are the product of creativity. The bike we drive, the music we listen,the books we read, the clothes we wear, the television shows we watch, thedance we do, the food we eat, the medicines that cures; all these things areemerges and develops from our creative minds. For a teacher, it is his duty toput the nurture and healthy creative thoughts in the classroom and promoteothers to do that.
For an academician, it is his responsibility to introducenewly born academic tools and techniques and also initiates some creativitywith it and within it. For a student, his duty is reading, writing,understanding, and interpreting in the right way with creative stuffs. Ourclassrooms became digitalized, our books became e-books, our payments becamee-payments, and even our rationality became hyper-rational; these all are theexamples of creative innovations. In this era, we can say that creativity hasbecome meta-creativity. That is its grand form and everything is the product ofcreativity. Without creativity there is nothing.
Our thinking, making, interpreting,dancing, eating, paying, wining everything is governing by creativity. In the classrooms that encouragesthe creativity, students are grouped for aimed and specified objectives, ratherthan spontaneously. And also they are provided controlled product choices thatsignificantly sensible regarding specific context/content. Creativity and itscontents are not just feel-good activities.
They are activities thatintentionally counter the critical content, focus to specific standards, and requirethoughtful products that allow student to express what they know and how toperfectly use it. A creative classroom teaches students to become independentlearner by using strategies and techniques. Creative strategies and techniqueshelps to improve the achievement goal and intensive operationalization. Robinsondefines creativity as “a process of having original ideas that have value”(Drapeau, 2014: 3). On the other hand according to Lucas “Creativity is astate of mind in which all of our intelligence are working together. Itinvolves seeing, thinking and innovating. Although it is often found in thecreative arts, creativity can be demonstrated in any subject at school or inany aspect of life” (Saebo, 2007: 206-207).
Fisher says that creativity does notrepeat itself, it always contains something original and new. He divides thedegree of originality into three levels–· Individual: Being original in relation to one’s previousthoughts, words or deeds. For example, I haven’t done this before or thought.· Social: Being original in relation to one’s socialgroup, community or organization. For example, we haven’t done this before orthought.
· Universal: Being original in terms of all previousknown human experience. For example, no one has done this before or thought(Saebo, 2007: 207).Csikszentmihalyipresents two types of creative people; “big C” creative people, those who areeminent in their field or domain and whose work often leads to change, and”little c” people, who use their creativity to affect their everyday lives (Drapeau,2014: 3). Many of students assumes that creativity is a limited thing; onehaves and other have not’s. They think that creativity is only about big Cpeople.
When students realize that they don’t have to be a big C person to becreative, then creativity become accessible to them. Here are some points,which does thinks by a creative student–· Focusedto discuss idea, despite of presenting facts.· Introducethe ideas, which are too far away of other student’s thinking.· Putquestions that may seem irregular or off-syllabus.· Findthe choosy way of understanding and interpreting things. · Preferthe new way of approaching problems rather than traditional and pre-establishedways.
Thereare various types of creativity strategies and techniques and numerous types ofcreative personalities also. Surkova initiates some of the most common creativepersonality attributes, which are based on selected researches–· Motivation, or Intellectual initiative, or Drive· Imagination, Fantasy; Intuition; Creativeperception· Knowledge of the field; Divergent thinking; Analogicalthinking; Metaphorical thinking, Logic; Concentration; Making guesses; Predictingoutcomes· Analysis; Synthesis; Evaluation; Conceptualframework; Visualizing · Seeing problems; Sensing gaps or Difficultiesin idea generation; Missing elements; Idea generation· Transformation; Combination; Collection· Openness; Ability to regress; Emotional expressiveness;Risk-taking; Non-conforming; Curiosity; Self-discipline; Introversion;Androgyny; Persistence; Resilience; Self-efficacy; Volition or Will· Tolerance of ambiguity; Preference forcomplexity Humour, Storytelling articulateness; communicatingthe results (Surkova, 2012: 34).