IJSSH 2014 Vol.4(6): 518-525 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2014.V4.410

The Effects of Integrating Creative and Critical Thinking on Schools Students' Thinking

Ali Salim Rashid Alghafri and Hairul Nizam Bin Ismail
Abstract—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.

Index Terms—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: dr.aalghafri@gmail.com)
Hairul Nizam Bin Ismail is with Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800, Pulau Penang, Malaysia (e-mail: hairul@usm.my)

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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.

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