The Effects of Integrating Collaborative-Learning-Based Digital Storytelling Videos on Classroom Creativity in the EFL Omani Classroom

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The British University in Dubai (BUiD)
This case study examines the effects of collaborative-based-digital storytelling on classroom creativity in the Omani, EFL classrooms. Its literature review covers three main topics, which are constructivism, creativity and multimodality. The study adopts an embedded mixed methods approach, QUAL (quan). Convenience sampling, which is a non-probability sampling method, is used to select a sample of 68 participants; 9 English teachers and 59 high school EFL students. The instrument consists of students' and teachers' focus-group interviews, researcher's self-observational notes, students' brainstorming and writing sheets and their digital storytelling videos. Colour-coding and Torrance Tests for Creative Thinking (TTCT) are used to analyse the data. The main finding of this case study is that digital storytelling videos have a positive impact on product, group, process and generation creativity and thus, on classroom creativity. The findings of this study suggest some implications for teachers, supervisors, trainers and researchers.
collaborative-learning, digital storytelling videos, classroom creativity, EFL classroom, Oman