Development of an Education Strategy Based on the Choice of Teaching and Learning

The new education strategy is one that encourages interaction between teachers and students of different needs and ways of learning. This primarily means nurturing creativity, which requires an active way of learning, and thus a new teaching format, where the teacher is a mentor. Creative teachers are ready for changes and welcome new experiences; they are not afraid to go into the unknown. Namely, teachers are the crucial figures in implementing changes, but they need support to understand and accept creativity in their practice. Creative teaching can be defined in two ways: first, as a creative learning, and second, as a study of creativity (Porandoklit and Saber, 2013). Creative teaching can be described as a way of enabling teachers to use pedagogical methods to make learning material more interesting, attractive, exciting and effective, and thus attract the interest and attention of students, which is the result of developing a creative approach. The author adds that teachers must strive to better understand then students. In addition, several researchers agree that in creativity, there is always some new, significant and appropriate idea, understanding, information, approach or solution to a problem, given by an individual, group or community. Given the advantage of creativity for society and the individual, one could expect creativity to spread in education (Beghetto, 2005). Creative practice in education should help students work on building their knowledge by defining areas that are especially important to them as well as on strengthening their own sense of individuality. It also includes developing students’ personal qualities, including strengthening a sense of responsibility toward themselves and others (Association of American Colleges & Universities, 2019). In other words, the new educational model should be based on individual growth and be able to encourage individuality, whereas flexibility and personality development provide the following characteristics:

  • • Promotion of achievements.
  • • Removing barriers to inclusion.
  • • Creating an environment for learning and teaching that can be adapted to the individual needs of original and creative thinking.
  • • Intelligent decision making.
  • • Encouraging young people to leam from experience through multidimensional relations between the concept of the course and the social community.
  • • Suppoiting individuals to take ownership of their learning process.
  • • Improving the relationship between students and teachers, where the teacher is a mentor.
  • • Acquiring knowledge for problem solving.
  • • Flexible adaptation to new situations.
  • • Effective cooperation with others.
 
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