Manuscript received on November 21, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on December 08, 2019. | Manuscript published on December 30, 2019. | PP: 5276-5280 | Volume-9 Issue-2, December, 2019. | Retrieval Number: B2865129219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.B2865.129219
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Abstract: Creativity is an important aspect of human life. Creativity can help someone in solving problems and facing the development of science and technology. Student creativity will develop optimally if the teacher has sufficient competence. The more creative a teacher, the more creative the students. This study aims to obtain a data picture of the creativity ability of fifth grade elementary school students in Gorontalo Province. The study was conducted in elementary schools in Gorontalo Province for grade 5 elementary school students. The research method was descriptive-quantitative, with a sample population of fifth grade elementary school students coming from 6 regions in Gorontalo Province. The fifth grade elementary school sample was taken using the stratified random sampling technique for each district and city, so that a total sample of 120 students was obtained. The measuring instrument used was the Verbal Creativity Test developed by Munandar and the data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. The results showed that some 75 % grade elementary school students throughout the province of Gorontalo has a low level of creativity ability. This shows that the low creativity of students is due to the lack of variation in providing learning methods and strategies by the teacher.
Keywords: Teacher, Creativity, Elementary school students.