Investigating the Viewpoint of Students of Shahed University about the Academic Members’ Attention to Creativity in Teaching

Majid Abbasian Mirza, Hamed Bakhshi, Reza Hosseinpour

Abstract


The purpose of this research, is to investigate the viewpoint of students of Shahed University about the academic members’ attention to creativity in teaching in academic year 2014-2015. Research method is descriptive and survey. In this research six components have been considered as creativity components in teaching method such as: mental flexibility, curiosity, growth and emergence of skills, self-actualization, success and using modern teaching methods. Statistical population of all bachelor students at the faculty of humanities, basic sciences and faculty of technical and engineering of Shahed University was 2026. The research sample was determined 322 by using Morgan table. Research tool was a research-made questionnaire being a combination of Randsepp questionnaire and another research-made questionnaire. For data analysis, descriptive statistical methods (mean and standard deviation), inferential (One-sample T test, analysis of variance and Scheffe) were used. Among the respondents’ statements about applying creativity in teaching method that are based on components of (mental flexibility, curiosity, growth and emergence of skills, self-actualization, success and using modern teaching methods), there is a significant difference according to faculties of Shahed University. This research showed that from the viewpoint of students at the faculties of humanities, basic sciences, technical and engineering, university professors’ creativity in teaching is more than average. Also among faculties, professors at faculty of humanities act more creatively than other faculties in teaching. 


Keywords


creativity in teaching, academic members, Shahed University.

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