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Pre-Service Preschool Teachers’ Metacognitive Awareness and Creative Thinking Domains

Abstract: The aim of this study is to identify the relationship between pre-service preschool teachers’ metacognitive awareness and creative thinking domains and the predictive level of metacognitive awareness on creative thinking domains. This study following creative domains were examined: scholarly, performance (art), everyday/self and artistic creativity. The study conducted on 374 pre-service preschool teachers, 314 female and 60 male, were reached out through purposive sampling method. Ages ranged from 18 to 36 (Mean= 19,27, SD=6.96). “Kaufman Domains of Creativity Scale” (K-DOCS) and “Metacognitive Awareness Inventory” were used as data collection tools. Descriptive statistic was performed. Correlation analysis was run to determine the relationship between metacognitive thinking and creativity and creative domains. And also regression analysis was performed to identify the predictive level of the metacognitive thinking on creative thinking domains. Findings show that significant relationship was found between metacognitive awareness and creative thinking domains sub-dimensions of the scale (scholarly, performance, everyday/self and artistic), Metacognitive awareness significantly predicted creative thinking domains. The predictive levels varied by creative domains. Metacognitive awareness predicts scholarly and everyday\self creativity at the highest rate. The findings obtained in the present study yielded similar results of studies on metacognitive thinking and creativity in the literature.
Keywords: creative thinking domains / metacognitive awareness / creative domains / predictive level

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