The Level of Creative Thinking Skills among Gifted and Ordinary Students in Tafila Governorate

Jehad Turkey

Abstract


This study aimed to identify the level of creative thinking skills among gifted and ordinary students, according to the type of school and academic level variables. The study sample consisted of 60 male and female students who joined the King Abdullah II School for Excellence in the eighth, ninth, and tenth grades, who were chosen purposely. In addition, the study sample consisted of 70 male and female students from public schools in Tafila Governorate, who were chosen randomly. Adapted Torrance Test of Creative Thinking (TTCT) Module “A” (Verbal form) was used to measure their creativity skills. The results of the study indicated that the level of creative thinking skills among all participants was on "average"/medium, but “means” of results were higher in favor of the gifted students in all creative thinking skills (fluency, flexibility, originality). Further, there were no statistically significant differences at the level of significance (α=0.05) as shown in creative thinking skills (fluency, originality) between the ordinary and gifted students, as well as, the total score. While there were statistically significant differences in the skill of flexibility, for the benefit of gifted students. The results also indicated that there were statistically significant differences in creative thinking among gifted students' skills according to the academic level variable whereas, there were significant differences in originality skill of gifted students. They were in favor of the tenth grade students (highest class). 


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jse.v8i1.12098

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