AGU sheds light on Divergent Thinking and Emotional Creativity development


The Arabian Gulf University (AGU) recently discussed a study on integrating STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) educational approach in schools, in order to develop divergent thinking and emotional creativity among students. The study was conducted by researcher Ahmed Al Busaeedi, who calculated the impact of implementing the STEAM approach on divergent thinking and emotional creativity of seventh grade students in Oman (66 students). Mr. Al Busaeedi’s study divided the sampled students onto two groups of 33 students, applying the educational approach on one group and comparing the results with its counterpart.

The results of the statistical analysis showed that there were significant differences in the abilities of divergent thinking (fluency) between the two groups post application of the STEAM approach. The results also showed that there more...