Journal of Creativity
School of Education
HDR [Higher Degree by Research] Scholarship
Innovative learning environments (ILEs) have been regarded as one of the contributing factors that facilitate creativity in learners. At the pre-tertiary level of education, Ghana has recently undergone educational reform that sees creativity being added as a key goal for education, but it is unknown if teachers' practices within current educational facilities can support the enactment of this goal. The multi-site qualitative case study explores the secondary visual arts learning environments within the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis in Ghana. Interviews and observations were used as instruments for data collection with 16 visual arts teachers. This study confirmed two categories of environments that foster creativity: innovative spaces and innovative practices (pedagogies). It recommends the prioritisation of innovative learning environments that facilitate creative development across secondary schools, the need for more collaborative classroom settings and a reduction of features (non-flexible layout, large class size, & under-resourced learning spaces) in the classroom that impede creativity.
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