CREATIVITY AMONGST FINAL YEAR STUDENTS OF POLYTECHNIC DIPLOMA

Aede Hatib Musta'amal, Nazaruddin Mohtaram, Norzanah Rosmin, Mohd Aswad Fakhruddin

Abstract


Creativity is one of the important skills for students in order to facilitate them to complete their assignments or problems which given by the lecturers. Creativity plays an important role in ensuring that the country can produce human capital with first class mentality. Creative skills have been introduced by the Ministry of Education, whether in schools or in institutions of higher learning. Therefore, this study was conducted in order to determine the level of Diploma polytechnic, Ministry of Education final year students’ creativity. Respondents consisted of 90 final year students who pursuing Diploma in Mechanical Engineering at one of the Polytechnic in Melaka. The instrument used in this study was questionnaire. Data and information were processed and analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) Version 16.0 and reported in terms of frequency, percentage and mean. The study found that the respondents understand about the definition of creativity, however, they have shown less creativity. Thus, the findings of this study are expected to encourage the teaching staff at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, to suggest events or using effective methods that would enhance the creativity of their students.

Keywords


Creativity; polytechnic; mechanical engineering diploma; SPSS; creative

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