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EEO. 2015; 14(1): 133-150

Investigating Secondary School Students’ Views about Original Thinking Regarding Several Variables: An Example from Kars



The main purpose of this study was to examine the secondary 5th-, 6th-, and 7th-grade students' views on original thinking in the dimensions of flexibility, originality, elaboration, and fluency. The study group of this descriptive study that was handled in the form of a survey model consisted of 540 students attending fifth, sixth and seventh grades, in the central district of Kars, during the 2012-2013 school-year, second semester. After eliminating the missing data, the study group consisted totally of 314 students. Original thinking questionnaire was used to collect qualitative data. As a result of the original thinking research, secondary school students received the highest score from the sub-dimension of fluency. However, depending on these findings, it has been found that, according to grade level, fifth-grade students, and according to gender variable, female students can think more originall

Key words: Original thinking, dimensions of original thinking, secondary school students.

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