The purpose of this study is to investigate the education environment factors which either stimulate or inhibit the development of creative imagination of school student in China. The instrument was The Test of Creative Imagination which developed by our group. All participants consisted of 70 students who come from two schools sited in Cheng Du city in Sichuan province in China. Based on the findings of this study, we conclude that these strategies can improve students’ creative imagination, such as inquiry based teaching; student-center; group discussion; utilizing computer in teaching. However, large amount exercises, memorizing and repeating from textbooks will destroy students’ creative imagination. We also conclude that students have a certain fear as well as get supportive attitudes from teachers will be beneficial to improve their creative imagination. Sufficient books are good to students’ creative imagination. Internet access has two sides’ effects on creative imagination of students. We also propose some suggestions for teachers.

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Study of the education environment factors affecting the creative imagination of school students in China

Ling Chen   China Research Institute for Science Popularization

Xiuju Li   China Research Institute for Science Popularization

The purpose of this study is to investigate the education environment factors which either stimulate or inhibit the development of creative imagination of school student in China. The instrument was The Test of Creative Imagination which developed by our group. All participants consisted of 70 students who come from two schools sited in Cheng Du city in Sichuan province in China. Based on the findings of this study, we conclude that these strategies can improve students’ creative imagination, such as inquiry based teaching; student-center; group discussion; utilizing computer in teaching. However, large amount exercises, memorizing and repeating from textbooks will destroy students’ creative imagination. We also conclude that students have a certain fear as well as get supportive attitudes from teachers will be beneficial to improve their creative imagination. Sufficient books are good to students’ creative imagination. Internet access has two sides’ effects on creative imagination of students. We also propose some suggestions for teachers.

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