An-Najah University Journal for Research - B (Humanities)


The present study aims to investigate the effect of Learning Centers (LCs) on the development of creative thinking among kindergarten children, and the impact of gender on creative thinking. The study sample consisted of (120) boys and girls selected in a purposefully from (11) public and private kindergartens in the cities of Amman and Madaba, (60) boys and girls from each type of kindergartens (with LCs and regular), half male and half female. A data collection form was designed (a field survey to identify kindergartens with and without LCs), and Torrance figural test for creative thinking (figure B) was applied after computing its reliability and correction stability coefficients. After analyzing the data statistically using the Two-Way ANOVA analysis, the following results were reached: 1) There were statistically significant differences at (α ≤ 0,01) between the means scores of LC kindergartens children and regular kindergartens children on all the components of creative thinking, in favor of LC kindergartens children. 2) There were no statistically significant differences at the (α ≤ 0,01) level between the means of the two genders in all the components of creative thinking. 3) There was no statistically significant effect of the interaction between the variables of the type of kindergarten and gender in terms of on creative thinking. In light of these findings of the study, the researchers made a number of conclusions and recommendations.