Development of a physics creativity test for university students


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ENERGY EDUCATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PART B-SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL STUDIES, cilt.4, ss.1061-1066, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 4 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Dergi Adı: ENERGY EDUCATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PART B-SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL STUDIES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1061-1066

Özet

The purpose of this study was to develop a physics creativity test to determine creativity levels of university students.130 fourth-year undergraduate students from science teaching department enrolled in this study. A Physics Creativity Test (APCT) consists of unusual usage, product development, exploring the problem, scientific imagination, problem solving, worrying, physics experiment and product design items related to general physics contents. The items scored according to fluency, flexibility and original thinking criteria. The APCT's Cronbach alpha coefficient was to be found 0.853 and all items loaded sizeably (from 0.659 to 0.934) on to one factor which explains 62% of the total variance. In the line of these results, this study has an importance as determining undergraduates' creativity levels in physics.