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ERIC Number: EJ997680
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-1696-2095
Effects of a Program for Developing Creative Thinking Skills
Rabanos, Natalia Larraz; Torres, Pedro Allueva
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, v10 n3 p1139-1158 2012
Introduction: The aim of this study is to present an intervention program for creative skills development applied to a group of students of lower Secondary Education. Method: This program was applied in a school in Zaragoza (Spain) during the 2008-09 academic year. The study used a repeated-measures, quasi-experimental design with non-equivalent control group. The sample included 48 participants, ages 13-14 (24 experimental and 24 control participants). Three assessments were taken, before and after administering the program: the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking (TTCT) was applied as a pretest and postest in its parallel forms, and the Test of Creative Imagination for Young Children (PIC-J) was applied as a follow-up test to improve the reliability of the intervention. The program consisted of weekly 50-minute structured sessions with their objectives, activities and evaluation criteria. Results: ANOVA results showed that development of verbal and figural creativity in the experimental group was significantly higher (p less than 0.05) than in the control group. Verbal creativity development was higher than the figural. Conclusion: The results of this study suggest that, in order to improve the educational effects of creative skill development, creative development should be incorporated into the objectives through the teaching and learning process of the educational methodology. This aspect highlights the importance of preparing the trainee teacher in creative thinking skills. (Contains 4 tables.)
University of Almeria, Education & Psychology I+D+i. Faculty of Psychology Department of Educational and Developmental Psychology, Carretera de Sacramento s/n, 04120 LaCanada de San Urbano, Almeria, Spain. Tel: +34-950-015354; Fax: +34-950-015083; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking