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ERIC Number: EJ824162
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1464-7893
Assessment of High School Students' Creative Thinking Skills: A Comparison of Dance and Nondance Classes
Minton, Sandra
Research in Dance Education, v4 n1 p31-49 Apr 2003
This study compared the creative thinking abilities of students taking dance class in high school to nondance students (n = 286). The Torrance Test of Creative Thinking (TTCT) was the basis of the comparison using a pre-test/post-test format. Dance subjects were enrolled in classes that included a variety of dance forms plus some creative work. Comparison of changes in dancers' and nondancers' overall TTCT scores demonstrated no significant differences with a repeated measures multivariate analysis of covariance (MANCOVA). However, significant differences were found between dancers and nondancers for originality and abstractness of title TTCT subscale scores with a repeated measures analysis of covariance (ANCOVA). Results also showed a different profile for dancers' scores at the six high schools. (Contains 4 tables and 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A