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Developing the Creative Thinking Task for Children

Journal: Journal for Education of Gifted Young Scientists (JEGYS) (Vol.10, No. 2)

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Page : 313-333

Keywords : Assessment of creative thinking; Creative thinking; Divergent thinking;

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In this study, it was aimed to examine the validity and reliability of the Creative Thinking Task for Children (CTTC) developed to evaluate creative thinking skills. The study group consists of 755 participants (aged 11-14) who are attending 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades in the central districts of Ankara. The data were obtained with the personal information form CTTC. CTTC has a structure that is scored between 0-3 and consists of tasks. Expert opinions, exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were used to evaluate the validity of the measurement tool, and the Cronbach Alpha Internal Consistency Coefficient was used to determine its reliability. As a result of the analysis, it was determined that the model, which consists of originality, fluency, elaboration and divergent thinking sub-dimensions and 11 items, has a structure that fits very well. Internal consistency coefficients of CTTC; .73 in originality sub-dimension, .61 in fluency sub-dimension, elaboration sub-dimension. 60, .69 for divergent thinking sub-dimension and .67 for the whole. According to the findings of the study, it can be said that the Creative Thinking Task for Children is a valid and reliable measurement tool that can be used to evaluate creative thinking skills in Turkish culture.

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