THE DYNAMICS OF MOTIVATION AND LEARNING STRATEGY IN A CREATIVITY-SUPPORTING LEARNING ENVIRONMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION
The purpose of the study was to model the processes involved in the development of creativity and discuss how motivation and teaching strategies figure into a creativity-supportive learning environment. The subjects included 28 college students enrolled in an Introduction to Instructional Media course. A questionnaire and interviews were used for the collection of data. Over the course of the semester, the students were tasked with making a “creative multimedia video website”. The results of the study reveal that the motivation of students in areas such as task value and self-efficacy were enhanced by this exercise. Moreover, this study developed effective strategies for the promotion of creativity and the enhancement of high-level meta-cognitive processes.