ERIC Number: ED258393
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Effects of Creativity Instruction on Learning Disabled Students' Creative Written Expression.
Jaben, Twila H.
Fifty students from intermediate level learning disabilities classrooms were administered the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking as pretests and posttests to measure the effectiveness of creativity instruction on the creative written expression of the subjects. For 14 weeks the Purdue Creative Thinking Program was used to stimulate the learning disabled experimental group's creative thinking. The program features audiotapes and printed exercises designed to foster divergent thinking in the area of verbal and figural fluency, flexibility, and originality. Ss in the learning disabled experimental group made significantly greater scores than a control group on the creativity variables of the verbal subtests of the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (63rd, Anaheim, CA, April 15-19, 1985).