Open Science Research Excellence
@article{(International Science Index):http://waset.org/publications/15450,
  title    = {Creativity: A Motivational Tool for Interest and Conceptual Understanding in Science Education},
  author    = {Thienhuong Hoang},
  country   = {},
  institution={},
  abstract  = {This qualitative, quantitative mixed-method study explores how students- motivation and interest in creative hands-on activities affected their conceptual understanding of science. The objectives of this research include developing a greater understanding about how creative activities, incorporated into the classroom as instructional strategies, increase student motivation and their learning or mastery of science concepts. The creative activities are viewed as a motivational tool, a specific type of task, which have an impact on student goals. Pre-and-post tests, pre-and-post interviews, and student responses measure motivational-goal theory variables, interest in the activity, and conceptual change. Implications for education and future research will be discussed.
},
    journal   = {International Journal of Social, Behavioral, Educational, Economic, Business and Industrial Engineering},  volume    = {1},
  number    = {12},
  year      = {2007},
  pages     = {789 - 795},
  ee        = {http://waset.org/publications/15450},
  url       = {http://waset.org/Publications?p=12},
  bibsource = {http://waset.org/Publications},
  issn      = {eISSN:1307-6892},
  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
  index     = {International Science Index 12, 2007},
}