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Measuring creativity and risk-taking levels in an English language camp

Ismail, Hanita Hanim and Khairuddin, Zurina and Badi, Jamal Ahmed Bashier (2019) Measuring creativity and risk-taking levels in an English language camp. International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change, 7 (12). pp. 218-236. ISSN 220-11315

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Abstract

Second language camps are popular among campers for first-hand experiences with language. This study identifies levels of risk-taking among Diploma of Teaching English as Second Language (TESL) students across gender and creativity. Ninety-three students participated in a twelve-day language camp, and by the end of the camp, they were required to perform a sketch, assessing their creativity in language learning. A modified version of DOSPERT (2003) consisting of 40 items including two items on demographic details, were used to analyse the data through SPSS and presented it in the form of frequency, means, and standard deviation. Results showed that these students were not likely to take risks to do high-risk activities. Neither is there any significant difference in taking risks based on gender nor creativity. As such, it is suggested that language camps should conduct activities which help develop students' higher levels of risk-taking and creativity. © 2019, Primrose Hall Publishing Group.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5286/79717
Uncontrolled Keywords: Creative Thinking, English language learning, Islamisation of Knowledge, level of risk-taking, revised DOSPERT, TESL students.
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of English Language & Literature
Depositing User: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jamal Badi
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2020 23:21
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2020 23:22
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/79717

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