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The role of NCCP time for enhancing children's creativity in technology

Campbell, Coral and Jane, Beverley 2010, The role of NCCP time for enhancing children's creativity in technology, in IOSTE 2010 : Socio-Cultual and Human Values in Science and Technology Education Conference Proceedings, University of Ljubljana, Institute for Innovation and Development, [Bled, Slovenia], pp. 561-567.

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Title The role of NCCP time for enhancing children's creativity in technology
Author(s) Campbell, Coral
Jane, Beverley
Conference name International Symposium on Socio-Cultural and Human Values in Science and Technology Education (14th : 2010 : Bled, Slovenia)
Conference location Bled, Slovenia
Conference dates 13 - 18 June, 2010
Title of proceedings IOSTE 2010 : Socio-Cultual and Human Values in Science and Technology Education Conference Proceedings
Editor(s) Dolinšek, Slavko
Terry, Lyons
Publication date 2010
Conference series International Organization for Science and Technology Education Symposium
Start page 561
End page 567
Total pages 7
Publisher University of Ljubljana, Institute for Innovation and Development
Place of publication [Bled, Slovenia]
Keyword(s) Children‘s creativity
design technology
non-conscious cognitive processing (NCCP) time.
Summary The focus of our research project was the question Can children‘s creativity be enhanced by including a period of non-conscious cognitive process (NCCP) time? During this non-thinking time the brain makes connections between independent ideas, forgets inappropriate responses, and makes available more relevant responses for problem solving. The research generated cases of several primary school classrooms as the teachers incorporated NCCP time in their design technology sessions. Children were observed and teachers interviewed about their perceptions of children‘s creativity as the children designed and produced recycling devices. The cases revealed an optimum time frame of several days for nonconscious cognitive processing. These findings have implications for teachers of technology who assign the same day and time each week for technology learning. During the non-task time, which included the NCCP time, children were able to discuss their ideas with family members. As children learn in socio-cultural contexts, these discussions can be fruitful. The teachers indicated that peer discussions also played an important role after the generation of designs.
ISBN 9789619288214
Language eng
Field of Research 130105 Primary Education (excl Maori)
Socio Economic Objective 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2010, University of Ljubljana, Institute for Innovation and Development
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30031980

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