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ERIC Number: ED369621
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Pages: 7
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Creativity Training--A Practical Teaching Strategy.
Russell, R. Stephen; Meikamp, Joyce
Teaching strategies that foster academic achievement for special and regular education students in the same classroom are crucial for successful student integration. One such approach is creativity training, which may aid all students in the development of concept mapping, a metacognitive strategy that allows students to integrate creative relationships between concepts. Training in concept mapping was completed by 120 rural West Virginia students in grades 5-7, comprising equal numbers of learning disabled, gifted, and regular education students. Half of each ability group then completed 10 hours of creativity training, while the rest received no further training. Across all three ability groups, experimental subjects who received creativity training scored significantly higher than control subjects in posttest concept mapping. A benefit of the creativity training intervention may be the development of metacognition strategies as measured by concept mapping. Students were encouraged during the training to be more fluent, flexible, original, and elaborative. Anecdotes about two learning disabled students who had completed the creativity training illustrate the positive impact of the training. (SV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: West Virginia