INVESTIGATING THE IMPACT OF THE PHILOSOPHY PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN IN CREATIVITY DEVELOPMENT OF SIXTH-GRADE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN THE FOURTH DISTRICT OF TEHRAN
Abstract. The aim of this study is to investigate the Impact of the implementation of the (teaching children
philosophy) programon creativity development of sixth-grade elementary school students in Tehran's Fourth District. This research was carried out using a semi-experimental method and using the design of the preliminary and final tests with the control group. The statistical population of this study was all sixth-grademale students of the fourth district of Tehran in the academic year of 2018-2019. Of them, 60 students were selected by cluster multistage sampling. (30 in control and 30in experimental groups). After conducting the training course, Abedi's creativity test was used in order to collect data and to
analyze the data, student’s t-test method was used for dependent groups. In general, the findings of this study confirmed the validity and reliability of the philosophy program for children in creativity development and its four main components: Fluency, elaboration, Originality,and flexibility.
Keyword: Creativity, philosophy for children, the research community, creative thinking.
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