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ERIC Number: ED086994
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 178
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The Effects of an Intensive Unit of Instruction in Creative Writing on the Creative Compositions of Secondary School Students.
Moslemi, Marlene Hache
The purpose of this study was to test the teachability of creativity. An experimental design (including pretesting and posttesting, control and experimental groups, and a teaching unit) was used to test the general hypothesis that creativity can be enhanced by the treatment of a teaching unit using audio-visual materials. The subjects were 101 ninth grade students of average ability in four English classes. The two English teachers in charge of the four classes taught the three-week training unit for the two experimental groups. There were 53 students in the experimental groups and 48 in the control groups. The hypothesis that a three-week unit on creative writing can improve the creative-writing abilities of the students was not supported by the data. A significant difference in favor of the experimental group was revealed in posttesting (Torrence Test of verbal fluency, and flexibility). Other differences such as self-rating writing and originality of composition were in the desired directions. The most successful part of the study was the high inter-rater reliability achieved by the three judges in the marking of the compositions. (Author/WR)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Southern Illinois University