ERIC Number: ED047332
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Effects of Creativity Training Programs and Teacher Influence on Pupil's Creative Thinking Abilities and Related Attitudes.
Shively, Joe E.; And Others
This study is concerned with the effects of creativity training programs and teacher influence on the development of creativity. An attempt was made to answer the following questions: (1) are two programs equally effective in developing divergent thinking and in fostering positive attitudes about creativity and a self-concept as a creative thinker? (2) does active participation of the teacher facilitate or inhibit the effectiveness of instruction? (3) does the teacher's divergent thinking ability influence the effectiveness of instruction? and (4) are there differential effects due to the interaction of the above three factors? Fifth grade teachers (20) and 473 pupils participated in the investigation. The teachers were identified as high or low on divergent thinking and teachers in each of these categories were assigned randomly to one of the four treatment conditions. Although the results are complex they suggest that the Productive Thinking Program seemed somewhat more productive than the Purdue Creative Thinking Program, particularly in the absence of teacher involvement in the former program. It is also suggested that the teacher's level of divergent thinking ability may have little bearing on the effects of the programs in general. (RSM/Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN.
Identifiers: Productive Thinking Program; Purdue Creative Thinking Program
Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Convention in New York, New York, February 4-7, 1971