Nominal Group Technique: a Brainstorming Tool for Identifying Learning Activities Using Musical Instruments to Enhance Creativity and Imagination of Young Children.

Authors

  • Abdul Talib Hashim National Child Development Research Center, Sultan Idris Education University (UPSI), Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.26417/ejls.v5i1.p46-53

Keywords:

Nominal Group Technique, creativity, imagination, musical instrument, pre-school curriculum

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to identify consensus by experts on appropriate activities to enhance the development of preschool children's imagination through the use of musical instruments. In order to obtain an in-depth understanding of teachers’ conceptions on imagination in creativity development and their beliefs about the best way to promote imagination in the classroom, the nominal group technique (NGT) was used to structure each focus group meeting. Finding shows a list of activities that have been sorted according to ranking as determined by the experts. All the experts also believe that the list of activities can boost the child's imagination because such activities have the characteristics that suit well with children.

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Published

2016-08-30