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ERIC Number: ED089944
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
Pages: 119
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Creativity and Elementary Science Study Materials.
Swami, Piyush
The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of Elementary Science Study (ESS) materials for developing creativity in children. Three hypotheses were formulated to the effect that children who receive ESS instruction will achieve higher scores on Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (TTCT) Figural and Verbal, and on the investigator's test of Observation and Classification. The sample consisted of four third-grade classes in two elementary schools with heterogeneous populations. After the pre-test, two classrooms were selected as the experimental group and the remainder served as a control. Four ESS units were taught in the experimental classrooms over a period of eight weeks while regular instruction went on as usual in the control classrooms. The pre- and posttests were scored for nine different measures and analyzed using the one-way analysis of covariance. On the basis of this analysis two hypotheses were accepted, while the third, which was rejected, gave some evidence of significant results. The outcome of the study was quite conclusive, indicating that ESS materials are useful for promoting creativity in elementary school children. (Author/JR)
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