Abstract


INVESTIGATION OF CREATIVE PERSONALITY TRAITS AS PREDICTORS OF 21st CENTURY SKILLS AND COMPETENCES OF PROSPECTIVE CLASSROOM TEACHERS

The aim of this research is to examine the predictive characteristics of prospective classroom teachers on their creative personality traits and their perceptions of 21st century skills competency. This research was carried out according to the correlational survey model, which is one of the quantitative research methods. The participants of this research are prospective classroom teachers studying at a university in Turkey in the spring term of 2020-2021. The scales used in the research were sent to the students online (Google Forms). In this research, the Creative Personality Traits Scale and the 21st Century Skills and Competences Scale were used as data collection tools. The relationships between the dimensions determining the scale levels of the prospective classroom prospective teachers were examined through correlation and regression analyses. t-test, one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) and post-hoc (Tukey, LSD) analyzes were used to examine the differences in scale levels according to the descriptive characteristics of the prospective classroom teachers. The regression analysis performed to determine the cause-effect relationship between creative personality total and century skills proficiency total was found to be significant. In this context, it can be suggested to carry out activities to improve the creativity of prospective teachers who will raise the new generation so that they can develop their 21st century skills.



Keywords

21st Century Skills, creativity, classroom teacher candidates


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