A Preliminary Study on the Islamic Creativity Practices

Mohd Azmir bin Mohd Nizah, Anita Ismail, Muhammad Mustaqim Mohd Zarif, Sulaiman @ Mohamad Adibah, Hisham Muhammad Taky Eldin Kandil, Paimah Atoma

Abstract


Creativity is the natural ability to generate new ideas and/or possibilities in solving problems. It is an important skill that should be practiced by students in higher education and can be nurtured by the use of various learning methods and techniques. This preliminary study conducted aims to measure the level of creativity practices among 30 volunteers of first-years student in Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia. The test instrument administered based on the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking to the selected respondents to measure the level of creativity, creativity practices and creativity from the Islamic perspective. Data then analysed using descriptive through mean analysis and inferential statistical methods. The results showed that although there is no significant difference in the level and creativity practices among gender, but in terms of Islamic creativity elements, significant difference is observed. This indicates that the respondents are more creative upon exposure to materials on creativity during the period of the study. Thus, relevant efforts must be concentrated to produce more creative students who also have a proper understanding of creativity from the Islamic perspective.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n4s1p517


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