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ERIC Number: EJ1098217
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr-23
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1990-3839
Improved Creative Thinkers in a Class: A Model of Activity Based Tasks for Improving University Students' Creative Thinking Abilities
Oncu, Elif Celebi
Educational Research and Reviews, v11 n8 p517-522 Apr 2016
The main objective of this study was improving university students' from different faculties creativity thinking through a creativity education process. The education process took twelve weeks' time. As pretest, Torrance test of creative thinking (TTCT) figural form was used. Participants were 24 university students from different faculties who attended the course of "Fostering of Creativity and Creative Thinking" in spring semester. In the beginning of the lessons, TTCT Figural Form A was completed by all the students. After completion of the sessions, TTCT Figural Form B was asked to be completed as the last test. Also, all the participants were requested to made verbal comments about the effects of the lessons on their creative thoughts. The results of this research indicated that creativity based educational activities have a positive impact on creative thinking of the students, and they mentioned that they gained how to think divergently in their daily life. The results of the TTCT indicated that students' perform better especially in originality and closure factors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking
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