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The Uses of Open-Ended Prob-lem Solving in Regular Aca-demic Subjects to Develop Studentsí Creativity: An Ana-lytical Review

Abdulnasser A. Alhusaini, C. June Maker.

Abstract
The uses of open-ended problem solving to develop studentsí creativity were investigat-ed through an analytical review. Twenty studies with high-quality indicators were selected. Participants in all studies were 7707 students. The average time spent in all inter-ventions was approximately 15 months. Stu-dents had observable improvement in 90% of the interventions. By using the analytic tech-nique across all studies, the authors found that (a) in 55% of the interventions, elemen-tary school students were included; (b) in 85% of the interventions, problem Types IV and V were used, and in 65% of the interven-tions problem Type VI was used; (c) in 50% of the interventions, open-ended problems were integrated with all academic subjects; (d) in 90% of the interventions, the perspec-tive of creativity was creativity as process; and (e) in 50% of the studies, open-ended problems were measured using nontradi-tional instruments. Future researchers should focus on integrating problem finding (i.e. Type VI) and implementing open-ended problem solving in more academic subjects and with students in upper levels of school.

Key words: open-ended problem solving, creativity, DISCOVER curriculum


 
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AAA, Maker CJ. The Uses of Open-Ended Prob-lem Solving in Regular Aca-demic Subjects to Develop Studentsí Creativity: An Ana-lytical Review. Talent. 2011; 1(1): 1-43.


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AAA, Maker CJ. The Uses of Open-Ended Prob-lem Solving in Regular Aca-demic Subjects to Develop Studentsí Creativity: An Ana-lytical Review. http://www.talentjournal.net/?mno=52389 [Access: July 15, 2021].


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AAA, Maker CJ. The Uses of Open-Ended Prob-lem Solving in Regular Aca-demic Subjects to Develop Studentsí Creativity: An Ana-lytical Review. Talent. 2011; 1(1): 1-43.



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AAA, Maker CJ. The Uses of Open-Ended Prob-lem Solving in Regular Aca-demic Subjects to Develop Studentsí Creativity: An Ana-lytical Review. Talent. (2011), [cited July 15, 2021]; 1(1): 1-43.



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, A. A. A. & Maker, . C. J. (2011) The Uses of Open-Ended Prob-lem Solving in Regular Aca-demic Subjects to Develop Studentsí Creativity: An Ana-lytical Review. Talent, 1 (1), 1-43.



Turabian Style

, Abdulnasser A. Alhusaini, and C. June Maker. 2011. The Uses of Open-Ended Prob-lem Solving in Regular Aca-demic Subjects to Develop Studentsí Creativity: An Ana-lytical Review. Talent, 1 (1), 1-43.



Chicago Style

, Abdulnasser A. Alhusaini, and C. June Maker. "The Uses of Open-Ended Prob-lem Solving in Regular Aca-demic Subjects to Develop Studentsí Creativity: An Ana-lytical Review." Talent 1 (2011), 1-43.



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

, Abdulnasser A. Alhusaini, and C. June Maker. "The Uses of Open-Ended Prob-lem Solving in Regular Aca-demic Subjects to Develop Studentsí Creativity: An Ana-lytical Review." Talent 1.1 (2011), 1-43. Print.



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

, A. A. A. & Maker, . C. J. (2011) The Uses of Open-Ended Prob-lem Solving in Regular Aca-demic Subjects to Develop Studentsí Creativity: An Ana-lytical Review. Talent, 1 (1), 1-43.