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KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI).
2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

What is creativity? Why is it important? How can you stimulate pupils to becomemore creative? These are some of the questions that are studied in this thesis.The discussion is focused on programming as the medium of creativity and theresult is a setup for a course book that teaches programming at the same time asit makes the reader more creative. The results are based on literature study aswell as observations and interviews with teachers and pupils from three differentschools in Stockholm, Sweden. The study shows that gets more important everyday as more and more jobs are replaced by computers and we live in an age ofabundance. The teachers would like the pupils to be more creative but don’tknow how achieve that at the same time as they have to teach them everythingthat they are supposed to know when the course ends.

Abstract [sv]

Vad är kreativitet? Varför är det viktigt? Hur kan man stimulera eleverna till att blimer kreativa? Detta är några av de frågor som undersöks i denna rapport.Diskussionen fokuserar på programmering som redskap för kreativiteten ochresultatet blir ett upplägg för en lärobok i programmering som kan stimuleraläsaren till att bli mer kreativ. Resultatet bygger på litteraturstudier samtobservationer och intervjuer med lärare och elever på tre gymnasieskolor iStockholmsområdet. Undersökningen visar på att kreativitet blir allt viktigare i ettsamhälle med överflöd där allt fler arbeten ersätts av datorer. Lärarna skullegärna vilja att eleverna var mer kreativa men har svårt att få ihop det med alltsom ska hinnas med under kursen.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-31843OAI: diva2:408835
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Technology and Learning
Educational program
Master of Science in Engineering - Engineering and of Education
Available from: 2012-04-12 Created: 2011-03-28 Last updated: 2012-04-12Bibliographically approved

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