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ERIC Number: EJ1211622
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1302-597X
The Opinions of Primary School Teachers on Their Creative Thinking Skills
Erdem, Ali Riza; Adiguzel, Duygu Cag
Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, n80 p25-37 2019
Purpose: This study aimed to identify the views of primary school teachers on their creative thinking skills. The following research questions were addressed based on the aim of the study: (1) What are the primary school teachers' views on their critical thinking skills? (2) Do primary school teachers' views on their creative thinking skills differ according to their gender, seniority in the profession, and educational level? Research Methods: In sampling distribution, the proportional sampling method was used and 421 classroom teachers took part in the study. The data were obtained through "How Creative Are You?" scale. In the analysis process, percentage and arithmetic means were used as parametric test, while Mann Whitney U and Kruskal Wallis were used as non-parametric tests. Findings: As a result of the data analysis obtained from the scales which were administered to the primary school teachers, the level of creativity of the primary school teachers were below average. Elementary school teachers' views on their creativity levels were examined based on the variables of gender, professional seniority and educational level. The analyses revealed no statistically significant differences between primary school teachers' views on their creativity levels according to their gender, professional seniority and educational level.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 1; Primary Education; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey