THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE CREATIVE REVERSAL ACT (CREACT) ON STUDENTSí CREATIVE THINKING: FURTHER EVIDENCE FROM TURKEY

 

ABSTRACT

CREACT is a teaching tool that was developed based on the Janusian process and it can be used to improve studentsí creative thinking performance. Depending on the evidence of previous research which was carried out in language arts, it is found that CREACT is effective in improving studentsí creative thinking abilities. The purpose of this research study was to investigate the effectiveness of CREACT on studentsí creative thinking in drawing arts. The one group pretest-posttest design was used to carry out this research study. Nine lessons, including nine different concepts for each lesson, were designed and instructed by using CREACT during studentsí free time activities classes in a three week period. Participants were twenty-three 5th grade students from a public primary school. Findings indicated that CREACT is effective on developing studentsí creative thinking performance in drawing arts.