Designing Creativity Developing Activities and Studying the Effects on Students in Web-Based Learning Environments


Biber S. K. , Reis Z.

2nd International Conference on Smart Learning Environments (ICSLE), Sinaia, Romanya, 23 - 25 Eylül 2015, ss.95-104 identifier identifier

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  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/978-981-287-868-7_11
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Sinaia
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Romanya
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.95-104

Özet

This study aims at analyzing, the effects of Web-based teaching method on students' creativity, supported by smart learning environment compatible activities which were designed to improve students' creative thinking abilities. In this research, pre-test-post-test control group design was used. This study was carried out with 62 students at 6th grade at an elementary school in Istanbul. As a part of the research, two classes were chosen by randomization method. Traditional teaching methods and techniques were used in one of the classes, while in the other class Web-based teaching method was applied. In both groups, activities to improve students' creative thinking skills developed by the researchers were used. While these activities were being designed, 40 experts who conducted studies in creativity field were consulted. Research data were obtained by means of Torrance Test of Creative Thinking Verbal A and B forms.

This study aims at analyzing, the effects of Web-based teaching method on students’ creativity, supported by smart learning environment compatible activities which were designed to improve students’ creative thinking abilities. In this research, pre-test–post-test control group design was used. This study was carried out with 62 students at 6th grade at an elementary school in Istanbul. As a part of the research, two classes were chosen by randomization method. Traditional teaching methods and techniques were used in one of the classes, while in the other class Web-based teaching method was applied. In both groups, activities to improve students’ creative thinking skills developed by the researchers were used. While these activities were being designed, 40 experts who conducted studies in creativity field were consulted. Research data were obtained by means of Torrance Test of Creative Thinking Verbal A and B forms