Play, Imagination, and Creativity: A Brief Literature Review

Kuan Chen Tsai


What the ultimate goal for education is to help students develop their capabilities and in turn to maximize their
potentials into practical uses in everyday life. In fact, teachers are critical resources at their disposal to facilitate
maximum students learning experience and to release students’ potentials in classrooms. It is believed that
creativity is an important capacity for students to possess in order to face this fast-changing world. The purpose of
current study is to review related literature on play, imagination, and creativity. By doing so, it is hoped to provide
some useful insights for educators to bring those concepts into classrooms in terms of promoting creativity. Finally,
several creativity strategies for facilitating creativity are discussed. The overall results of the literature review
suggest that educators should bring play and imagination in their classrooms in order to encourage creativity.

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