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Development and Application of a Task-Based Assessment Tool for Scientific Creativity (TATSC) - Focused on Physics Contents -
New Phys.: Sae Mulli 2018; 68: 71~83
Published online January 31, 2018;
© 2018 New Physics: Sae Mulli.

Kyounghak LEE, Jongwon PARK*

Department of Physics Education, Chonnam National University, Gwangju 61186, Korea
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Received September 13, 2017; Revised November 22, 2017; Accepted November 22, 2017.
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This study was conducted to develop TATSC (Task-based Assessment Tool for Scientific Creativity) and apply them to elementary-school students. To do this, fifteen TATSC tasks were developed and applied to 24 elementary-school students, and 3 teachers assessed the results. From the application, high content validity and reliability were obtained. From students' activities that were done by using the TATSC, the aspects that should be guided for more successful TATSC performance were identified, and from teachers' responses through interviews, several aspects that needed to be considered for more effective use of the TATSC were found. Based on these results, we conclude that the TATSC can be used as a tool for assessing scientific creativity. Finally, an application of TATSC for improving students' scientific creativity was suggested. 
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Keywords: Scientific creativity, Assessment tool, Task-based assessment, Elementary science, Gifted education

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