A scale proposal for higher education creativity in the classroom
by Leandro Januário De Souza; Ana Luisa Dal Belo Carneiro Leão; Viviane Celina Carmona; Roberto Lima Ruas; Julio Araujo Carneiro-da-Cunha; Vânia Maria Jorge Nassif
International Journal of Business Innovation and Research (IJBIR), Vol. 16, No. 2, 2018

Abstract: Education with creativity is one that uses approaches to make the learning process more interesting. Considering the existence of scales designed to measure creativity in the classroom, our concern was to identify the reliability and validity of a proposed scale called the perceived creativity scale in the classroom (PCSC). We conducted a survey with tourism students in a private, higher education institution in Brazil. The responses were submitted for exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and calculation with Cronbach's alpha. The new scale emerged with three constructs: a teacher's ability to teach creatively, the student's attitude towards the creative teaching-learning process and the creative student's self-evaluation. The reliability test of the constructs indicated satisfactory levels in the teacher's ability to teach creatively and the creative student's self-evaluation. However, the construct about the student's attitude to the creative teaching-learning process presented the unsatisfactory index. Nevertheless, the scale can be considered adequate to measure the perceived creativity in the classroom.

Online publication date: Mon, 21-May-2018

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