A training program for chemistry teachers based on the knowledge economy and its impact on the productive thinking of their students

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Abstract The current research aims to build a training program for chemistry teachers based on the knowledge economy and its impact on the productive thinking of their students. To achieve the objectives of the research, the following hypothesis was formulated: There is no statistically significant difference at (0.05) level of significance between the average grades of the students participating in the training program according to the knowledge economy and the average grades of the students who did not participate in the training program in the test of productive thinking. The study sample consisted of (288) second intermediate grade students divided into (152) for the control group and (136) for the experimental group. The research tool was designed to test the productive thinking of the two fields: the critical field of thinking consisted of (15) situations and the field of creative thinking consisted (9) situations. As for reliability of the productive thinking, it founded to be (0.88). The results showed that there was a difference in favor of the experimental group compared to the control group in the productive thinking.Keywords: productive thinking, training program, knowledge economy