The Effect of Using Brainstorming on Developing Innovative Thinking and Achievement in Teaching English Language Students

  •  Amaal A. Al Masri    
  •  Mona F. Smadi    


This study aimed to determine whether or not brainstorming can help foster creative thinking and academic success in seventh-grade English classes at the Wadi Al Seer Directorate of Education. The study's sample was comprised of (240) students at this grade level. There were 124 students in the study's experimental group, who received instruction in the English language through brainstorming, and 116 students in the control group, who received instruction in the English language through the conventional method. Following the end of instruction, valid and reliable innovative thinking and accomplishment tests were administered using appropriate statistical methodologies to ensure their validity and reliability on a scientific basis.

The study found the following results:

  • Results from a poststudy test measuring creative problem-solving abilities (fluency, adaptability, and originality) showed that the experimental group that had studied English using brainstorming had a statistically significant advantage over the control group at the 0.05 level.
  • Statistically significant differences were seen at a significance level of 0.05 between the average performance of the two groups in the study's achievement posttest. These differences were in favor of the experimental group, which used brainstorming as a method to study the English language subject.

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