The Mediating Effect of EFL Teachers’ Creativity in Relationship Between Their Reflective Practices and their Professional Development

Teacher professional development (TPD) is a kind of continuing education effort that can strengthen teachers’ skills and, in turn, boost students’ learning outcomes.  Teachers’ creativity and reflective practice also have key roles in teachers’ daily practice. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the mediating role of English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers’ creativity in the relationship between  their  reflective practices  and  their  professional  development  (PD).  The participants of the study consisted of 150 Iranian EFL teachers aged between 30 and 41 years old with 1–up to 15 years of teaching experience. Three different questionnaires were used to collect the relevant data. The collected raw data were analyzed with SPSS and Partial Least Squares (PLS) software. The results of statistical analyses, namely Spearman correlation, and semi structural equation modeling (SEM) indicated that there were statistically significant relationships between teachers' reflective practice, teacher’s creativity, and their PD. In particular, the results revealed that teachers’ creativity can mediate the relationships between teachers' reflective practice and their PD. The obtained results are discussed in the light of the literature. The results also have a number of implications for the main stakeholders including administrators and EFL teachers. 

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APA

Farahian, M. (2024). The Mediating Effect of EFL Teachers’ Creativity in Relationship Between Their Reflective Practices and their Professional Development. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-mediating-effect-of-efl-teachers-creativity-in-relationship-between-their-reflective-practices-and-their-professional-development

MLA 8th

Farahian, Majid "The Mediating Effect of EFL Teachers’ Creativity in Relationship Between Their Reflective Practices and their Professional Development" Afribary. Afribary, 25 Apr. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/the-mediating-effect-of-efl-teachers-creativity-in-relationship-between-their-reflective-practices-and-their-professional-development. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

MLA7

Farahian, Majid . "The Mediating Effect of EFL Teachers’ Creativity in Relationship Between Their Reflective Practices and their Professional Development". Afribary, Afribary, 25 Apr. 2024. Web. 30 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/the-mediating-effect-of-efl-teachers-creativity-in-relationship-between-their-reflective-practices-and-their-professional-development >.

Chicago

Farahian, Majid . "The Mediating Effect of EFL Teachers’ Creativity in Relationship Between Their Reflective Practices and their Professional Development" Afribary (2024). Accessed May 30, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/the-mediating-effect-of-efl-teachers-creativity-in-relationship-between-their-reflective-practices-and-their-professional-development