Art Teaching on Children Creativity

Hossein ZeinaliPour, Nosrat SafaeiDehbarez


This study examines the effect of teaching art on fifth grade primary school boy students’ educational creativity in area 2, Bandar Abbas. The study sample consisted of 46 (23 students in test group and 23 in control group) fifth grade primary school boy students. Participants were selected using convenient sampling. To describe groups, descriptive statistics (i.e. mean, SD, and percent) was applied. In dependent t-test and ANCOVA were used for comparing pretest-posttest scores difference between test and control groups. Confidence level was considered to be %95. Results showed that teaching art can enhance learners’ creativity.

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