COMPARISON OF EFFECTIVENESS OF THE THREE METHODS OF BRAINSTORMING, SYNECTICS AND DEDUCTIVE ON INCREASING CREATIVE THOUGHT IN FEMALE STUDENTS

M. Madahi1, J. Khalatbari2

1Shahed University (IRAN)
2Islamic Azad University of Tonekabon (IRAN)
The main objective of the present research was comparing the efficiency of three teaching methods including Brainstorming, Synectics and Deduction on the creativity level of female sixth grader middle school students in Rasht, Iran. The statistical population of this research was all the female six grader students of non-profit-making middle schools in Rasht during the 2008-2009 school years. The total number of these students was 822 persons. Therefore, 106 students form districts 1 and 2 of the city were randomly selected as a statistical sample. In order to study research hypotheses with consideration of the nature of variables in mind, One-Way Variance Analysis (ANOVA or F) and Covariance tests were used. Also, to compare double-group averages, the Scheffe Incidental Test was used. The present research was done based on the hypothesis that there is a difference between the effects of brainstorming, synectics and deductive methods on the creativity level of students. Obtained results confirmed that there is such a difference and that compared with the synectics method, brainstorming has a greater effect on student creativity and that the former, in its turn, improves this variable much more than the deductive method.