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Scholarly Journal of Education Vol. 8(1), pp. 12-16, April, 2021
Available online at http:// www.scholarly-journals.com/SJE
ISSN 2315-6155 © 2021 Scholarly-Journals



Creative Expression and Pupils’ Academic Performance in Social Studies in Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Princewill Okechukwu Ejekwu (Ph.D)


Early Childhood and Primary Education Department Faculty of Education, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt. Email address: princeejekwu123@gmail.com .

Received: 5 April, 2021, Accepted: 20 April, 2021, Published: 30 April, 2021:

 

The study examined the connection between creative expression and pupils’ academic performance in social studies in public primary schools in the study area. Two hypotheses guided the study. The study employed the correlational research design. The population of the study was 1,506 respondents, and the sample for the study was 300 using simple random sampling technique. The researcher designed questionnaire was used for data collection. Data was analyzed under the consideration of Pearson product moment correlation coefficient. According to the report of this research, there seems to be a substantial link between divergent thinking and pupils’ academic performance in social studies in public primary schools in the study area; there is a substantial connection between problem-solving ability and pupils’ academic performance in social studies in public primary schools in the study area. On the basis of the report's results, recommendations were made which include that the government should ensure that the educational system is structured in such a manner as to allow for creative expression of children in the classroom.

 

Key words: Creativity, Problem-solving, Divergent thinking, Social studies, Academic performance.

 

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