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:: Volume 1, Issue 2 (winter 2018) ::
3 2018, 1(2): 16-21 Back to browse issues page
Interdisciplinary training of creativity basis to the students of Medical Sciences in the country
Mitra Amini , Javad Kojuri , Mohammad Reza Dehghani , Parisa Nabeiei , Hajar Shieh , Houri Mousavinezhad , Najmeh Bordbar
Education Development Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.
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Introduction: Teaching the basics of creativity to the students, as one of the most important goals of our education system, should be considered a priority in the curricula of each university, especially the universities of medical sciences. Considering the importance of this subject in the country’s improvement and sustainable development, it was decided to take some steps to achieve this lofty goal and interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary sciences establishment at their true position with the inclusion of creativity training to students as the 2nd short-time summer school in the Medical Education Development Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences.
Materials and Methods: To assess this period, two issues were important for the authorities: 1. The quality of education and the performance of this period  2. The rate of improvement during the period. For checking the quality of education of this summer school course, two types of questionnaire were designed for the survey of students in this regard and to measure the amount of students’ learning of the concepts of creativity in this period, the portfolio was used. The validity of survey forms and electronic portfolios were studied by the experts of Medical Education Development Center and the reliability of forms were also checked after a pilot study and Cronbach's alpha coefficient α = 78%. The data were analyzed by excel software and spss.v14.
Results: 93 students with all fields of medical sciences from 44 Universities of Medical Sciences of the country have participated in the course that 43 of them were males and 50 were females. The mean age of them was 21.3, with a minimum age of 18 years and the maximum of 26 years. A total of 15 workshops were held with 7 different titles in the field of teaching creativity basics. Analyzing the results of the survey in workshops showed that the students mentioned the workshop of creativity in medicine as the best organized workshops and the results of the portfolios also confirmed that understanding the information of workshops and the quality of comprehension of lessons in these workshops were at a high level.
Conclusion: The results of this study show that the creativity training is effective and useful in terms of increasing the knowledge, awareness and students’ skill. It also seems that using the educational portfolios are suitable tools for measuring students’ learning over the time and it can guide the teachers and educational authorities in achieving the courses’ educational goals; So, according to the effectiveness of the program, It is recommended to hold them again, allocate the resources and continue its expansion in other universities.

Keywords: Creativity, creativity training, interdisciplinary training, students, portfolio
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Curriculum
Received: 2016/03/14 | Accepted: 2016/03/14 | Published: 2016/03/14
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Amini M, Kojuri J, Dehghani M R, Nabeiei P, Shieh H, Mousavinezhad H et al . Interdisciplinary training of creativity basis to the students of Medical Sciences in the country. 3 2018; 1 (2) :16-21
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