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Title: 
Does creativity contribute towards success in performance of open-ended science investigations?
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Dec-1999
Citation: 
Mohammad Shahrin, & Toh, K. A. (1999). Does creativity contribute towards success in performance of open-ended science investigations? In S. P. Loo (Ed.), Proceeds of the MERA-ERA Joint conference 1999: Educational Challenges in the New Millennium (pp. 231-238). Malacca, Malaysia.
Abstract: 
The study explores the relationship between creative thinking ability and the
performance of open-ended science laboratory investigations in secondary school female pupils
aged 13 to 14 years old. Toh (1990) has found that open-ended science investigations consisted
of six distinct components: preliminary trials, planning, performing, communicating,
interpreting and feedback. The paper looks into the correlation of creative thinking ability and
the six components as well as the performance of whole investigations. Analysis of results
reveals a significant correlation between creative thinking ability and four of the six
components: planning, performing, communicating and interpreting. The study, however, finds
no significant correlation between creative thinking ability and the performance of whole
investigations. These findings have important implications for teachers who planned on using
open-ended laboratory investigations as a strategy to achieve creativity in the laboratory.
Description: 
This paper was published in the 1999 Proceedings of the MERA-ERA Joint Conference held at Malacca, Malaysia from 1-3 December 1999
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