—The study investigates the effects of thinking on
thinking skills (TS) and control groups among 68 standard five
Malaysian students at two primary schools. The
quasi-experimental design method was employed through TS
and control groups. The findings revealed that there were
significant differences in post-test scores between these two
groups on total scores of the creative thinking, fluency,
flexibility advantage for TS group but originality and the scores
of thinking performance of science task were no significant.
Thus, the study implies that educators, should use thinking
skills-based instructional strategy to enhance the levels of
creativity and learning among primary schools’ students.
—Creative thinking, critical thinking, science,
thinking skills strategy (TS), test of creative thinking (TCT),
science task of thinking (STT)
A. S. Alghafri is with the University of Buraimi, P.O. Box 890, P. C. 512,
Sultanate of Oman (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Hairul Nizam Bin Ismail is with Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800, Pulau
Penang, Malaysia (e-mail: email@example.com)
Cite: Ali Salim Rashid Alghafri and Hairul Nizam Bin Ismail, " The Effects of Integrating Creative and Critical Thinking
on Schools Students' Thinking," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 4, no. 6, pp. 518-525, 2014.