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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 59-64

A study of the impact of smartening schools on creativity and academic achievement among sixth grade students


1 Department of Educational Sciences and Psychological of Ardakan University, Ardakan, Iran
2 Department of Educational Sciences, Islamic Azad University Ardakan, Ardakan, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Fatemeh Behjatiardakani
Ardakan University, Ardakan, Yazd Province
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2395-2296.237415

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AIM: The purpose of this study was to consider the impact of the smartening schools on creativity and academic achievement among sixth grade students in Meybod. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY: An experimental study with random cluster sampling method was conducted. The data collection method of the present study is semi-experimental with a pretest - posttest and control group design. The participants of the experimental group were selected from Imam Jafar Sadegh school. It is an intact class of 24 male students, studying at the sixth grade of elementary school. Further, a class of 21 male students, studying at the sixth grade of Haj Jawad Jandaghi elementary school, was selected as the control group. In this study, the experimental group had received training on smart schooling tools, while the control group using the traditional methods. Torrance's creativity questionnaire was used to measure student's creativity. In order to assess the student's progress during the course, their scores on both first and second semesters were used as pretest and posttest. The data were analyzed using SPSS Software Version 21 (IBM Corp.) through ANCOVA. RESULTS: The results revealed there have been meaningful differences between the achievement and creativity of the students who received their training through intelligent training. They showed higher degrees of achievement and creativity than those who receive their studies regularly and without intelligent training. CONCLUSION: Creativity is not just certain individuals, including thinking and mental function. However, almost all people, including children, students, workers, farmers, and housewives in school, at work, and even farm, have an average intelligence quotient in various fields of life, which can be creative performance.


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