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Creativity as a crucial process in the development of the young child

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dc.contributor.advisor De Witt, M. W. (Marike W.)
dc.contributor.author Van Jaarsveldt, Nicolene
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-29T06:40:22Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-29T06:40:22Z
dc.date.issued 2011-06
dc.date.submitted 2011-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/5109
dc.description.abstract This study was conducted in order to assess the effects of creative stimulation in early childhood. The quantitative quasi-experimental study was set out to test a target group of 8 children in grade R, ranging in age from five to six years, to determine the importance of stimulation and intervention of creativity from a young age. A pre-test, evaluated the initial level of each child’s creative skills in fluency, flexibility and originality. This was followed by selecting one class as the experimental group and another class, from the same demographical location, as the control group. The experimental group underwent a six-week intervention programme which focused on the primary concepts in each area of fluency, flexibility and originality. Both groups continued with their normal school learning programmes. The results indicate that the impact of stimulation on young children was significant and that there was a great difference in the abilities and understanding of concepts in those children whohad been stimulated. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (viii, 112 leaves) : ill.
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Creativity en
dc.subject Imagination en
dc.subject Problem solving en
dc.subject Education en
dc.subject Process en
dc.subject Child development en
dc.subject Divergent thinking en
dc.subject Convergent thinking en
dc.subject Quantitative research design en
dc.subject The human brain en
dc.subject.ddc 372.50968
dc.subject.lcsh Creative ability in children -- Study and teaching (Early childhood) -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Child development -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Early childhood education -- South Africa
dc.title Creativity as a crucial process in the development of the young child en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Teacher Education
dc.description.degree M. Ed. (Psychology of Education)


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