ERIC Number: ED301979
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
An Investigation of the Application of Training in Creative Problem Solving to Content Area Problems.
Cramond, Bonnie; And Others
Gifted students in grades 6-8 were divided into two experimental groups, one receiving traditional creative problem-solving training and the other receiving creative problem-solving with transfer strategies infused; there was also a control group receiving training in various memory tasks, analogical skills, and logic exercises. After the training, the 82 students were given a problem-solving task and were interviewed. The transfer training group exhibited the highest percentage of students applying the strategies, followed by the traditional problem-solving group, and finally the control group. No significant differences were found among the groups on measures of the solutions' fluency, flexibility, originality, and elaboration. Results indicated that there was a higher degree of transfer of problem-solving strategies by the transfer training group, but the creative quality of the responses of the experimental groups was no better than that of the control group. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 5-9, 1988).