Quality & Quantity

, Volume 47, Issue 3, pp 1493–1510

The relationship between the playfulness climate in the classroom and student creativity

Article

Abstract

The main purpose of this study was to determine whether the spontaneous playfulness that occurs in the classroom and contributes the class climate influences the creativity of students. The study found that the management and creation of fun-loving and happy class atmosphere was important to vocational high school students. Data collected to test the study hypothesis showed a positive correlation between the class climate related to playfulness and students’ graphic and linguistic creativity. The “cooperation and intimacy” feature of the class climate was able to directly predict student creativity.

Keywords

Creativity Class playfulness climate Playfulness 

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EducationNational University of TainanTainanTaiwan
  2. 2.School of EducationSoochow UniversitySuzhouPeople’s Republic of China

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