ERIC Number: ED164477
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
The Measurement of Attitude Change in Creative Problem Solving Programs.
Mitchell, Bruce M.; Wilkens, Robert F.
A course designed to acquaint teachers and teacher trainees with the nature of the creative process and its development in school environments is described. Students in the instruction sections first examined existing instructional procedures and environmental conditions that constitute a barrier to the development of creativity. Students attempted to find alternatives to existing situations in order to create instructional settings that would be conducive to improvement of creative problem-solving skills. Finally, participants constructed operational plans for the development of creativity in classrooms. Activities included "brain-storming" exercises, performing "unusal uses" tasks, responding to "what would happen if" questions, presentations based on reading and research, and participation in creative problem-solving tasks. Results of final opinionnaire scores on the part of participating students indicated that the creativity course has the capacity to produce definite attitude changes in favor of teaching styles that develop creativity. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at Annual Conference Association of Teacher Educators (59th, Orlando, Florida, February 19-21, 1979)