基礎教育學報



Effects of Hypermedia Authoring on Primary Students' Creative Thinking

2003.第12卷第2期(Vol. 12 No. 2).pp. 13–28
 

Effects of Hypermedia Authoring on Primary Students’ Creative Thinking

超媒體製作對小學生創造力之影響

Choi-Man CHUNG & Yvonne Lai-Chun YUEN(鍾財文、袁麗珍)

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of gender difference on students' creativity when they were trained and used hypermedia authoring in completing a project. Students' performance in the popular Wallach-Kogan Creativity Test was measured before and after the training. The participants were 124 Grade 5 students from a Hong Kong primary school. No significant difference in the posttest and pretest between two sexes was found. The sex by type of question interaction effect was also not significant. Greater improvement was found for fluency and similarities than for the other types of questions. As for the flexibility and uncommonness, the improvement in pattern meanings and line meanings were greater. In the subscale of uniqueness, alternate uses improved much more than the others. It was pleasantly interesting to find a significant effect due to treatment showing an improvement in creativity after the training. The study suggests that information technology such as hypermedia authoring can be integrated into the current computer study curriculum to allow students' construction of their own knowledge and enhance subsequently improving their creativity.

摘要

本研究的目的是探討學生在完成一項超媒體課程後,性別對創造力會否有影響。研究在一所私立小學進行,參與的小五學生共有124人,在參加超媒體課程前後,這些學生均進行華勒與高根的創造力測驗。結果顯示男女學生在試前及試後的測試成績並無分別,性別與試題類別亦無交互作用。學生在流暢性和相同點上有較大的進步,在圖案和線條上的創造力亦比較大。綜觀研究結果,老師可把超媒體製作元素加入課程,令學生能夠提高思維能力,成為知識,從而增強其創造力。