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ERIC Number: ED108927
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 144
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The Effect of Divergent Thinking Experiences on Creative Production and Transfer Between Mathematical and Nonmathematical Domains.
Dirkes, Margaret Ann
This study provides an integrated investigation of creative thinking, mathematical and nonmathematical problem solving, and transfer of training among secondary-school students. Fifty-two geometry students participated in a two-week Divergent Thinking Activities program developed by the experimenter. In addition to this group, 30 geometry students and 28 advanced algebra students who had completed the geometry course participated in testing which used two forms of verbal and figural Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking. Data were submitted to univarate and multivariate analyses of variance. On tests of verbal fluency, flexibility and originality, the control group differed significantly from both the algebra group (P less than .002) and the experimental group (P less than .001). Scores on the verbal tests were significantly different for all comparisons with the experimental group scoring highest and the algebra group lowest. A t-test indicated that the experimental group showed significantly gains in figural originality during the treatment. No specific conclusions regarding transfer between domains were reached. (SD)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Wayne State University