IMPROVING OF STUDENTS’ CREATIVE THINKING THROUGH PURDUE MODEL IN SCIENCE EDUCATION

TitleIMPROVING OF STUDENTS’ CREATIVE THINKING THROUGH PURDUE MODEL IN SCIENCE EDUCATION
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsŞener, N, Taş, E
JournalJournal of Baltic Science Education
Volume16
Issue3
Start Page350-365
PaginationContinuous
Date PublishedJune/2017
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1648-3898
ISBN NumberE-ISSN 2538-7138
Keywordscreative thinking, Problem Solving, Purdue model, science project
Abstract

The aim of this research is to develop a guide material prepared according to Purdue Model for the ‘The Let's Solve the Puzzle of Our Body’ unit in the 5th grade Science class at secondary school and to research the effects of this guide material on students’ creative thinking. For this purpose, the research was carried out by using the quasi experimental model, with pre-test and post-test control groups. Experimental application was carried out with 43 experimental group and 44 control group students, in total 87 students in Turkey. While in the experimental group applications were carried out based on the Purdue Model, in the control group the course was taught according to the activities stated in 2013 Ministry of National Education Science Curriculum in Turkey. The data of the research were collected using Torrance Test of Creative Thinking Verbal Form A-B and Figural Form A-B. As a result of the research, it was determined that verbal and formal creative thinking levels of the experimental group and the control group students were significantly different in favour of the experimental group students. On the basis of the results obtained from this research, some suggestions have been made to the educators and future researchers.

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Refereed DesignationRefereed
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