Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 59:467-474, 10, 2012. Paper Website abstract bibtex
Creativity is an important aspect of human development. The trend towards globalization with technological developments requires energy product that is productive and innovative people in all walks of life. Acculturation creativity is needed in the early development of the mind of an individual. Educational institution is the most important place to nourish the creative talents and abilities of students and also as an important medium in the generation of creative minds of the students. Science curriculum is taught in educational institutions is seen as a subject that can help to improve the quality of creative thinking among students. Among the challenges faced in the cultivation of creative thinking skills in learning and teaching is the knowledge of teachers about the teaching of creativity, not to emphasize the application of creativity by teachers, students who are shy and do not want to show their creativity. Therefore, this paper will describe the basic concept of what is meant by creativity, creative teaching, learning strategy fostering creativity in science, and the role of the science curriculum in the formation of creative minds. Furthermore, this paper will clarify some of the proposals that are expected to bring about change towards fostering an atmosphere of creativity in teaching and learning. Among the proposals to be emphasized is the need for science teachers to master in particular ICT technology, conducting Project Based Learning with students, and enhance the science curriculum to stimulate the creativity of students and teachers on teaching creative paradigm.