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Title: School thinking programme and its impact on student creative thinking and academic achievement: a perspective
Authors: Lourdusamy A.
Koh, Boon Leng
Koh, Mary
Issue Date: 2002
Citation: Teaching and Learning, 23(2), 119-130
Abstract: Creative intelligence is recognised as an important element for economic survival in New World Order. Hence, the need to develop and nurture creative thinkers has become a national priority in many school systems. But schools give greater importance to academic achievement as they are judged by the academic performance of their students. This study is a preliminary attempt to investigate whether a relationship exists, if any between the creative personality of individuals and their achievement in a number of school subjects. "How do you think" Form E inventory by Davis was used for this purpose. The results indicate that creativity provides a small but positive value-added benefit to academic achievement. lmplications for teaching are discussed.
ISSN: 0129-7112
Appears in Collections:Journal Articles - Teaching and Learning

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