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Title: Creativity and the design approach: a proposed module
Authors: Klein, Naomi
Shragai, Yaacov
Keywords: creativity
science and technology
gender
design approach
infusion
performance assessment
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: © Loughborough University
Citation: KLEIN, N. and SHRAGAI, Y., Creativity and the design approach: a proposed module. IDATER 2001 Conference, Loughborough: Loughborough University
Abstract: Can young students be taught to think creatively? Can every one be creative? The study examined the effect of the ICSTC- Infusing Creativity into Science and Technology Curriculum- on students' creativity and on implementation of creativity, using the 'design approach'. Differences in effects on genders were also examined. The module was taught one semester, two hours a week. There were 149 participants, 69 boys and 80 girls, 14 years of age, that formed the experimental and the control group. The tools used were: 1. ICSTC module and booklet, .a creativity questionnaire, the TACT (Tel-Aviv Creativity Test), a special science implementing test, performance assessment, students interviews and class observation. Results show that: *Creativity was enhanced significantly. The girls' creativity was enhanced more than the boys' creativity. *Creative boys implement creativity thinking skills in science better than creative girls do. Suggestions are made about the implications of these results for educational practice.
Description: This is a conference paper.
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/1337
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