Study the Impact of Merrill’s First Principles of Instruction on Students’ Creativity

Mehrdad Jalilehvand

Abstract


The current study aims to study the impact of Merrill’s first principles of instruction on First year high school students’ creativity.
In this study, quasi experimental research method wit control group was used. The population was all boys public first year high
school students of 6th district of Tehran which were in the 2014-2015 school year. Two classes were selected as the research
sample by using simple random sampling. Abedi’s creativity test was used in order to assess participants’ creativity. Method of
research was as follows: “chapter 5 of the biology lesson was taught for the experimental group based on the Merrill’s first
principles of instruction and the control group was taught by the conventional method”. At the end of study, the collected data
was analyzed by the Covariance Analysis. The results showed that there was a meaningful difference between the creativity
level of experimental group and control group. Moreover, findings indicated that students of the experimental group were better
than the control group students in terms of 4 components of creativity.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n2p313


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