The Impact of Bybee and Synectics Models on Creativity, Creative Problem-solving, and Students’ Performance in Geometry

Authors

  • Zahra Kalantarnia

Keywords:

Bybee model, Synectics model, Creativity, Creative problem-solving, Geometry

Abstract

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.

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Published

2020-10-01

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