STUDYING CREATIVITY IN STUDENTS LEARNING STYLES IN DIFFERENT HIGH SCHOOLS IN IRAN


Learning, creativity, and innovation are considered as the axis of the activities of all educational and entrepreneur-based institutions. Learning style of students as one of the factors effective in learning and academic progress has always been taken into consideration. The present methodology employed in this research is descriptive-correlational research design. The statistical population consists of all the last-year students at the high school level in the city of Ghaen. Kolb’s learning style inventory and Abedi creativity were used to collect the required data. These two tools are standardized; therefore their validity was verified. On the other hand, the reliability of the Kolb's inventory and that of Abedi's creativity were 0.74 and 79.5, respectively. To analyze the data obtained by Chi-square tests, one-way analysis of variance, Person covariance, and stepwise regression were employed. The results show that a meaningful difference between the creativity of the students with diverging and assimilator learning styles. The creativity of the students of Mathematics is more than that of the Humanities, and also a significant negative relation between particular experiential learning methods and creativity (r=0.702 and p<0.01).