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


This study focuses on the impact of the interdisciplinary approach in the art education curriculum on creative thinking & motivation among sixth grade students in Salfit district. To answer the questions about the study and testing of hypotheses, the researchers used the experimental method, as it has been working on the construction of the two tools study, Torrance formal scale, and measurement of motivation to investigate the effect of Interdisciplinary approach on motivation of the students. This study was applied in the first semester of the year 2015/2016 on a sample consisted of (74) students of the total (110) female students from the basic sixth grade of Bedia Girls' Elementary School. They were divided into two groups each group includes (37) students - one group is follows a Traditional way of study and the other is experimental which studied a unit designed with Interdisciplinary Approach. The study found superiority of Interdisciplinary approach in the development of creative thinking and enhance students' motivation. In light of this, we recommended using Interdisciplinary approach in teaching arts and crafts and to train teachers to design through this approach, and to implement thescientific research on this approach, in particular the lack of availability in Arabic.