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[ Volume 28 Number 2 October 2018 ]
   
   An Exploration of Creativity in Primary School Children
  Eliza G. Falconer, David H. Cropley and Maureen F. Dollard
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Abstract :
The aim of this study was to examine the hypothesised ‘Fourth grade slump in creativity’ (Torrance, 1968; Kim, 2011), through the application of a 4Ps-based creative skills intervention. The creativity of eighty-five students was measured using a battery of four creativity scales. Results partially supported the hypotheses, suggesting that a short creativity program did increase creativity, and uncovered that girls scored significantly higher on Creative Personal Identity than boys. Results did not support the existence of a fourth grade creativity slump. This study extends previous literature by integrating top-level support in a creativity intervention. It provides preliminary support for the use of the theoretical 4Ps framework in fostering student creativity. Furthermore, the study findings support implementation of a longer-term creativity investigation with a larger sample of school children.

Key words : Children, Creativity, Intervention, Creativity slump, 4P framework

   

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