The Comparison of the Influence of the Use of Information Technology on Creative Thinking between Primary Education and Computer Students in Islamic Azad University of Zanjan

Document Type: Research Paper

Authors

1 Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Islamic Azad University, Zanjan Branch, Zanjan

2 Islamic Azad University, Zanjan Branch, Zanjan

Abstract

The aim of this research was to compare the influence of the use of Information Technology (IT) on creative thinking of students of computer (software branch) and education (primary school education) in Islamic Azad University of Zanjan. The population included all the male and female students of software engineering and primary school education during the semester of 90-91, amounting to 100 participants. The instrumentation was the test of creative thinking TORRANCE (pictorial form A) and analyzing the data was done with use of descriptive and inferential statistics (T-test) of the independent groups. The result of the research showed a significant difference between the means of software engineering students and that of primary school education regarding the creativity and quad factors of (expansion- fluency- flexibility- innovation). In addition, the results also showed that the use of IT can increase the creativity of students and accordingly, a good opportunity for increasing the quality of education could be achieved.

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