The Structure of Creative Thinking: Visual and Verbal Areas


ÜLGER K.

CREATIVITY RESEARCH JOURNAL, cilt.27, ss.102-106, 2015 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 27 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/10400419.2015.992689
  • Dergi Adı: CREATIVITY RESEARCH JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.102-106

Özet

The main purpose of this study was to study the structure of creative thinking of students in visual and verbal areas. The Torrance Test of Creative Thinking Figural and Verbal forms were used. The participants were Turkish elementary school 7th grade students (M=13 years, range=12-14 years). The findings indicated that the relationship between visual and verbal areas of creative thinking of students were statistically significant and meaningful. Additionally, gender differences were statistically significant and meaningful. The results indicate that the structure of creative thinking of students is holistic in early puberty age, at least in terms of visual and verbal areas of creative thinking. However, the holistic structure of students' creative thinking has flexible character regarding to low (r=.25) level of relationship between visual and verbal areas. This result suggests that the visual and verbal materials can be used with presentation and narrative techniques in balanced education activities for the development of students' creative thinking effectively.