Trends of Graduate Theses with the Subject of Education and Training Conducted on Creativity

Dolmaz M., İlhan G. O.

World Journal of Education, vol.10, no.5, pp.61-79, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Journal Name: World Journal of Education
  • Journal Indexes: IBZ Online, ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)
  • Page Numbers: pp.61-79
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this research is to examine the trends of the studies that address the education-training dimension of

creativity in Turkey. The research was conducted using a qualitative research pattern. The data was collected and

analyzed through document analysis. In the analysis of the data, the thesis analysis form developed by the

researchers was used. One hundred and forty-five graduate theses studied between 2005 and 2019 in the field of

education, which were allowed access by their authors, constitute the study group of this research. 114 of these

works consist of graduate theses and 31 of them consist of doctoral theses. The graduate theses in the Council of

Higher Education database were examined under a total of 10 titles according to their distribution over the

years-educational levels, university distributions, institute distributions, branch distributions, methods and

sub-methods, data collection tools, sampling/study groups, sampling methods, education level of the study group and

thesis titles. As a result of the research, it was observed that although studies addressing the educational-educational

dimension of creativity have increased at a certain level over the years, they are not at the desired point and have not

been studied adequately. In addition, it was determined that the studies carried out in terms of the discipline, the

methods used and the variety of topics studied had similarities, that no studies on creativity were conducted in some

departments, that the study group usually consists of a single level of education, that this situation does not allow to

look at creativity from a broad perspective, and that there are many aspects of creativity that have not been studied

for those who will work in the educational dimension.