Relationship of Scientific Creativity and Problem Solving Physics of Form Four students
Hubungan Kreativiti Saintifik dan Penyelesaian Masalah Fizik pelajar tingkatan empat
Keywords:scientific creativity, physics problem solving
Scientific creativity is involved in Physics problem solving and it is an important element in problem solving. Mastery of scientific creatisvity is essential because it enable higher order thinking and improve problem solving. However, not many studies are found on scientific creativity in Physics problem solving. Hence, this research was conducted to study the relationship between scientific creativity and Physics problem solving. The research involved 30 Form 4 students from Bandar Tenggara, Johor to answer several open-ended questions. The instrument used to measure scientific creativity is the Scientific Structure Creativity Model (SSCM) while the Minnesota Assessment of Problem Solving (MAPS) is used to measure Physics problem solving. The results show that the students have a moderate level of scientific creativity and low level of Physics problem solving ability. There exists a positive and significant correlation between scientific creativity and Physics problem solving with the value of r = 0.371 and p = 0.044. As a conclusion, the positive and significant relationship between scientific creativity and Physics problem solving should be seen by educators as the reason to give emphasis in strengthening creativity among the students as a means to improve the students’ ability to solve Physics problems.
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