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Creativity in Learning

Understand the value of creativity in learning and how to enable it in the classroom by leveraging the full potential of technology.

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Eighty-seven percent of teachers and 77% of parents agree that teaching approaches that inspire creativity in the learning process have a bigger payoff for students. Yet, students spend most of their time on traditional lessons that do little to encourage creativity, even though the growing availability of technology promises new ways of learning.

Gallup conducted qualitative and quantitative research to assess the extent to which creativity in learning occurs in classrooms across the U.S., its perceived value, obstacles to implementing it and the role of technology in the creative environment.

Key findings from the report:

  • Creativity in learning produces positive critical outcomes for students, which are further enhanced when teachers leverage the full potential of technology.
  • Although technology access is widespread, its use is often limited to activities that are less creative and fail to harness its full potential.
  • A supportive and collaborative culture, training and autonomy to try new things are key factors that help teachers bring more creativity to learning.
Report cover for Creativity in Learning featuring five children in a sun-drenched field studying a wind turbine.

Teachers foster creativity in learning say their students often demonstrate problem-solving skills

Students say they often work on projects with real-world applications

Teachers say lesson plans that make transformative use of technology are better for students to connect their learning to the real world