Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume.8 Number4 December 2017                                         Pp. 352- 364
DOIhttps://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol8no4.24

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Creativity in the EFL Classroom: Exploring Teachers’ Knowledge and Perceptions 

 NEDJAH Hana
Department of English
Faculty of Letters, Human and Social Sciences
Badji Mokhtar University-Annaba, Algeria

  HAMADA Hacène
Department of English
École Normale Supérieure (ENS), Constantine, Algeria

 

 

Abstract:
As a response to the new requirements and needs of this fast-changing information era, higher education systems all over the world are focusing on developing learners’ higher mental competences including creative thinking. The current study aims at exploring teachers’ knowledge about the general concepts of creative thinking and its related skills. Moreover, the study attempts to investigate teachers’ perceptions about creativity and its incorporation in the English foreign language (EFL) Classroom. To examine these issues, a questionnaire was administered to twenty-seven EFL teachers from the English department of Badji Mokhtar university, Algeria. The Findings reveal that although teachers hold positive perceptions about promoting creative thinking in the EFL classroom, they generally consider creativity as a quite confusing concept and have uncertain knowledge about its characteristics.
Key wordscreativity, EFL, higher education, knowledge, perception

Cite as: NEDJAH, H. , & HAMADA, H.(2017). Creativity in the EFL Classroom: Exploring Teachers’ Knowledge and Perceptions.
Arab World English Journal, 8 (4).
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol8no4.24

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