Influence of Kindergarten Curriculum on the Development of Creative Thinking Skills and Self-Efficacy among Kindergartners

Khalaf Ali Abbas Al-sagrat, Ahmed Abd-ellatif Abu As'ad

Abstract


The current study aimed to identify the influence of kindergarten curriculum on the development of creative thinking skills and self-efficacy among kindergartners. The study was applied on a sample of (93) male and female kindergartners in Al-Karak governorate whom were randomly selected. Torrance test of creative thinking and the self-efficacy assessment scale (localized into Arabic version by the authors of this study) were applied. The two instruments were applied at the early attendance of children to kindergarten and application was replicated at the end of the academic year. Results indicated no significant statistical differences between the two groups in the development of creative thinking or self-efficacy that are attributed to the influence of public and private curriculum. For gender variable, it was indicated that there were no significant statistical differences in self-efficacy while these differences existed in creative thinking in favor of females. 


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ije.v7i1.7026

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