Journal directory listing - Volume 51 Number 2 (2006/October) - 【Education】Special Issue on Creativity

An Action Research in Employing Creative Drama Instruction to Improve Preschoolers’ Creativity
Author: Yu-Chu Yeh(Center for Innovative and Creative Studies,National Chengchi University), Yu-Huan Yeh(Taipei Municipal Willy Kindergarten), Mei-Lin Li(Shangkuan Elementary School),Yueh-Yin Pen(Department of Education, National Chengchi University)

Vol.&No.:Vol. 51, Special Issue on Creativity
Date:October 2006


Creative drama instruction encourages students to use their imagination and mimetic or imitative capacity in performance, to use their body and language in expressing emotions, and to improve their interpersonal communications during dynamic group interactions. The purposes of this study were (a) to improve preschoolers’ creativity via creative drama instruction; and (b) to increase teachers’ professional knowledge as well as their motivation to grow professionally via action research. The participants in this study included 4 teachers and 19 preschoolers in a kindergarten in Taipei City. An action research design and the following instruments were employed in this study: the Preschoolers’ Creativity Test, the Checklist of Multiple Intelligences, several interview questions, and digital equipment.
This study concluded that (a) creative drama instruction contributed to the kindergarten students’ creative performance, especially with regard to novelty; (b) creative drama instruction contributed to improving kindergarten children’s learning motivation; and (c) the undertaking of action research indeed enhanced the teachers’ professional knowledge with regard to the teaching of creativity as well as enhancing their over-all ability to teach.

Keywords:preschoolers, action research, professional growth, creative drama, creativity

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APA FormatYeh, Y.-C., Yeh, Y.-H., Li, M.-L., & Pen, Y.-Y. (2006). An Action Research in Employing Creative Drama Instruction to Improve Preschoolers’ Creativity. Journal of National Taiwan Normal University: Education, 51, 1-27. doi:10.3966/2073753X2006105103001