ERIC Number: ED036045
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
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The Effects of a Training Program upon the Creative Performance of Fourth Grade Children; Report from the Project on Task and Training Variables in Human Problem Solving and Creative Thinking.
Freiheit, Susan Gretchen
To determine if use of a creativity training workbook (Stretch) would increase creative performance, 45 fourth grade pupils were studied. The students were divided into control and experimental groups with half high (mean IQ 113) and half normal (mean IQ 101) ability with the controls using a placebo workbook and the experimentals using the Stretch workbook. The data upon pre- and posttesting with the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking revealed no significant differences between the two groups. However, the author felt from analysis and informal observation that Stretch did improve verbal originality, certain scores of the lower ability group improved more than the higher ability group, and all students improved significantly on almost all measures. The author indicates that the workbook has the potential to be helpful in creativity training. (JM)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Cooperative Research Program.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.