Developing High School Curriculum Based on Creativity

Middle East Studies Online Journal- ISSN 2109-9618- Issue n°6. Volume 3 ( Summer 2011)

Etudes  du Moyen-Orient. N°6. Volume 3. ( Eté 2011)

.2011دراسات الشرق الأوسط، مجلة فكرية محكمة. العدد السادس . المجلد الثالث صيف

 

Authors:

Afzalkhani, M.*

Naderi, E.**

Shariatmadari, A.***

Seif Naraghi, M.****

Abstract: The present study aims at investigating the structure of high school curriculum in Iran regarding the degree of creativity within it. Its main purpose is to design a model of guidance for high school curriculum developers to enable them to strengthen the creativity elements of the curriculum.

This research is based on a survey with the population being all of the university teachers and curriculum development experts that are 104 individuals altogether. As the total number of population was not too large, the whole population was selected as the sample for the study. The instrument for gathering the data was a questionnaire devised by the researchers. The reliability and validity of the instrument were also tested prior to data collection. The analysis of the data was done using the SPSS software.

The findings of this research reveal that the creativity aspects of the curriculum are towards poor and low. It also showed that the degree of creativity from the point of view individuals, group and organizations are towards low. The spiritual aspects of creativity show an upward trend. The cultural heritage on the other hand showed middle to low trend. Therefore, with the aim of promoting creativity in the high schools’ curriculum and considering different aspects of creativity and emphasis on various important factors influencing decisions making in this area and taking into account previous research in the field a model for strengthening and reinforcing creativity in the curriculum has been offered.

Keywords: Pattern of creativity in the curriculum, high school, creativity

 

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* Ph.D Student. Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University Tehran, Iran. Email: afzalkhani_mr@yahoo.com

** Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University Tehran, Iran.

*** Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

**** Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

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