The Relationships between Studying in Different Fields of the Fine Arts, Environmental Factors and Creative Thinking Skills

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ÇOBAN S. , Doğramacıoğlu B., ASLAN A. E.

Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE-2017), Dublin, İrlanda, 24 - 27 Nisan 2017, ss.136-143

  • Yayın Türü: Bildiri / Tam Metin Bildiri
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Dublin
  • Basıldığı Ülke: İrlanda
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.136-143


This research’s main was to compare the characteristics of students who are studying in different fields of the Fine Arts (painting and music) as regards their creative thinking skills, involvement in related extra-curricular activities, their families’ engagement with the Fine Arts and some other demographic variables. The population consists of the State Fine Arts High School within the province of Istanbul (N=3). The research scales were given to all students registered in those schools during the 2015-16 Academic Term. Out of these, 294 students were selected as study participants on the basis of the validity of their responses. Study data were collected using the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking (verbal and figural) and demographic information form. The test and the form were given to 156 students from the Department of Painting and another 138 students from the D epartment of Music in the Fine Arts High School. It was found that the variables of studying in different branches of the Fine Arts and gender cause differences in the creativity of some students. Also, a positive correlation was found between students’ creative thinking and their involvement in Fine Artsrelated activities outside the school and playing an instrument.