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ERIC Number: ED001876
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Feb
Pages: 203
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DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF RECORDED PROGRAMMED EXPERIENCES IN CREATIVE THINKING IN THE FOURTH GRADE.
GUPTA, RAM; TORRANCE, E. PAUL
TWO MAJOR PROBLEMS IN THE CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF CREATIVE TALENT IN THE FOURTH GRADE WERE CONSIDERED--THE NEED TO OVERCOME DIFFICULTIES WHICH TEACHERS EXPERIENCE IN CREATIVE GUIDANCE, AND THE NEED TO DEVELOP WAYS OF COUNTERACTING A SLUMP IN CREATIVE THINKING. EXPERIMENTAL SUBJECTS SHOWED STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT GAINS ON NONVERBAL ORIGINALITY WHILE THE CONTROLS SHOWED STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT LOSSES. A SIGNIFICANTLY LARGER PERCENTAGE OF THE CONTROLS THAN OF THE EXPERIMENTALS SAID THAT THEY HATED SCHOOL. THERE WAS DEFINITE SUPPORT IN FAVOR OF THE EXPERIMENTAL MATERIALS AS A CONTRIBUTOR TO SELF-INITIATED ACTIVITIES DURING SCHOOL VACATIONS. THE EXPERIMENTAL MATERIALS DID NOT CONTRIBUTE TO TEACHER ABILITY TO IDENTIFY CREATIVE TALENT OR THE TYPES OF MENTAL FUNCTIONING BELIEVED TO BE INVOLVED IN CREATIVE THINKING. THE INDICATIONS WERE THAT EXPERIMENTAL MATERIALS MAY HAVE INTERFERED WITH THE ACQUISITION OF TRADITIONAL EDUCATIONAL SKILLS IN ONE SCHOOL SYSTEM, FACILITATED THEIR ACQUISITION IN ANOTHER, AND MADE NO DIFFERENCE IN THE THIRD. RESULTS MAY INDICATE TEACHER DIFFERENCES. PUPILS IN THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUPS WERE MORE LIKELY TO CHOOSE CREATIVE OCCUPATIONS, UNCONVENTIONAL OCCUPATIONS, AND SCIENCE OCCUPATIONS WHEN ASKED CAREER ASPIRATIONS. NUMEROUS REFERENCES AND AN APPENDIX ACCOMPANY THE REPORT.
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Bureau of Educational Research.
Identifiers: Minnesota (Minneapolis)