Lateral Thinking of Teachers of Biology and Its Relation to the Successful Intelligence of Their Students
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The aims of the current search is to identify:
- Lateral thinking of teachers of biology of fifth grade.
- Successful intelligence with its three capabilities (analytical, practical, and creative) of 5th grade scientific students.
- The correlation between the lateral thinking of biology teachers of the fifth grade and the successful intelligence of their students.
The present research is limited to the biology teachers and students of fifth scientific grade in the preparatory and daytime secondary schools of the Babylon Education Directorate/Centre. The research sample is composed of 16 teachers and 219 students. In order to achieve the research objectives, the research tools are built according to: biology teachers' lateral thinking scale for fifth grade scientific; the lateral thinking scale of biology teachers and students of fifth scientific grade is composed from (50) paragraphs; and the successful intelligence scale of the biology teachers’ students as a research sample is made up of (36) paragraphs. When extracting the psychometric characteristics of the two scales, the final version of the lateral thinking scale is made up of (48) paragraphs. The successful intelligence consists of (34) paragraphs. After applying the latest version of the two scales on the research sample, the results are found that the research sample teachers have side thinking, the research sample students have successful intelligence, as well as the results showed an correlation between the research sample teachers' lateral thinking and the successful intelligence of their student.