Brainwriting, Cort 5 thinking strategies, Life Skills, Creativity, Undergraduates


The study investigated the effectiveness of Brainwriting and Cort 5 Thinking Creativity Techniques in Fostering Life Skills Acquisition among Nigerian undergraduates. The study adopted was 3 by 2 pre-test, post-test factorial quasi experimental design. One hundred respondents (50, students from Tai Solarin University of Education_(TASUED) and 50 from Olabisi Onabanjo University. (OOU) participated in the study. Frequency Count, t-test statistics and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) was used to analyze the data collected from the study. Five(5) hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. Findings revealed that 46.5% of the respondents, make use of occupational skills as their Life Skills Assessment Scale 16 respondent, representing 16.2% make use of educational skill 6.1% prefer Home-based skill, 14.1% choose Social skills 2% of the respondent, prefer personal development skills and portable skill respectively while 7% prefer collaborative skills. Based on these findings, it was therefore recommended that teachers should employ different teaching methodologies in developing different skills in their learners. Secondly, the learners should be encouraged to exercise their mind on productive thinking through creativity thinking techniques like brain writing and cort 5 thinking strategy. It is concluded that brain writing and cort 5 thinking strategy are capable of boosting the thinking capability of the learner, this is done through persistent and persevering sense of achievement and attainment. It encourages students to think about what they might already know about a topic to be studied, and the follow- up discussion it helps to foster student's prior knowledge as well as engaging their interest in the subject to be studied.  


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