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asia insitute of research, journal of social and political sciences, jsp, aior, journal publication, humanities journal, social journa
asia insitute of research, journal of social and political sciences, jsp, aior, journal publication, humanities journal, social journa
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Published: 28 May 2024

Relationship between Educational Environments and the Creativity Learning Index in Children

Fatema Halool

Independent researcher

journal of social and political sciences
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Pages: 136-151

Keywords: Child and Creative Learning, Learning Environments, Relationship with Creativity


This study investigates environmental factors and their correlation with potential influences on students' creativity and the reinforcement of creative behavior along the trajectory of primary schools. This attempt falls within the research that confirms the positive relationship between an active learning environment and its experiences, its connection to students' abilities and interests, and their future success. It explores how its flexibility allows for more opportunities for learner creativity. This study aims to identify common change or the degree of change in variables by examining the relationship between the educational environment and creative learning. A coefficient analysis was conducted to explore the relationship between creative thinking skills scores of students in both urban and rural environments, revealing a moderate positive correlation reaching statistical significance levels ranging from 0.56 to 0.59. Statistical methods, including arithmetic mean calculations and independent T-Test analysis, were employed to analyze the data. The results shed light on the significance of the environment in facilitating creative learning, showing statistically significant differences attributed to the environmental variable in favor of urban areas. Considering these results, it is recommended to incorporate thinking skills in curricula to enhance the potential of the environment and enrich it with possible programs that increase opportunities for creative learning.


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