Main Subjects : learning tools
The Impact of Bybee and Synectics Models on Creativity, Creative Problem-solving, and Students’ Performance in Geometry
Journal for Educators, Teachers and Trainers,
2020, Volume 11, Issue 1, Pages 68-78
The present study aimed to investigate the effect of Bybee and Synectics on creativity, creative problem-solving, and performance of ninth-grade students in geometry. The research method was quasi-experimental with pre-test, post-test, and control group. From the entire population of the ninth-grade female students of public high schools in Tehran, three intact classrooms were selected by the cluster sampling method, each consisting of 30 students. Then, two classes were randomly assigned to two experimental groups and one control group. In addition, research instruments included Abedi’s creativity test, Basadur’s problem-solving creative test, and a researcher-made geometry test. In order to collect data, at first, pre-tests of performance, creativity and creative solution were performed on the subjects. After performing the patterns in the groups, post-tests of performance, creativity and creative solution were performed on the subjects. Finally, descriptive (the mean and standard deviation) and inferential ANCOVA statistics were used to analyze the data by SPSS software. The findings indicated that using the patterns of Bybee and Synectics on students’ creativity, creative problem-solving, and performance in geometry were significantly more influential compared to traditional teaching methods. The use of educational patterns appropriate to the educational content will lead to the training of creative people.