ERIC Number: ED136785
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Media and Creativity: Effects of Pictures on Ideational Fluency in Children.
Dirlam, David K.; Millar, James A.
The effects of slide photos on ideational fluency in 240 children in grades IV, VII and IX were studied. Children listed uses of tires and knives and similarities between potatoes and carrots, and cats and mice. It was reasoned that stimula which attract attention too closely to physical characteristics of objects directly under consideration should impede productivity of answers. The results strongly substantiated this prediction for grade IX but not for grades IV and VII. Presenting slides of "remote" objects (those not directly under consideration) was suggested as a more creative use of media for older children. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association (New York City, April 4-8, 1977)