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Gong, Z., Soomro, S. A., Nanjappan, V., & Georgiev, G. V. (2021). Creativity methods adoption in higher education: Perspectives of educators and students. Blucher Design Proceedings, 28–37.

Creativity methods adoption in higher education : perspectives of educators and students

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Author: Gong, Zhengya1; Soomro, Sohail Ahmed1,2; Nanjappan, Vijayakumar1;
Organizations: 1Center for Ubiquitous Computing, University of Oulu, Finland
2Electrical Engineering Department, Sukkur IBA University, Pakistan
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Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Editora Edgard Blucher, 2021
Publish Date: 2022-02-25


Numerous higher education institutions offer courses aimed at enhancing learners’ creativity, especially in design studies. However, the differences in the adoption of creativity methods in teaching from educators’ and students’ perspectives are still underexplored. In this study, we used a custom-designed online survey questionnaire to understand educator and student perceptions of creativity methods in creativity-related courses in higher education. Our study results indicate apparent differences between students and instructors regarding their motivations for participating in creativity-related courses, preferences for the most effective creativity methods, and evaluations of creativity methods. We believe that our study results suggest helpful directions for the teaching of creativity methods in higher education.

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Series: Blucher design proceedings
ISSN: 2318-6968
ISSN-L: 2318-6968
Volume: 9
Issue: 5
Pages: 28 - 37
DOI: 10.5151/ead2021-113
Host publication: 14th International Conference of the European Academy of Design, Safe Harbours for Design Research, 11-16 October, Virtual event
Host publication editor: Cruickshank, Leon
Galabo, Rosendy
Valentine, Louise
Pérez, David
Bofylatos, Spyros
Gisclard, Béatrice
Hwang, Ja Young
Conference: International Conference of the European Academy of Design, Safe Harbours for Design Research
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 6132 Visual arts and design
616 Other humanities
516 Educational sciences
222 Other engineering and technologies
520 Other social sciences
Funding: This study has been partially financially supported by Academy of Finland 6Genesis Flagship (grant 318927), by EDUFI Fellowship (grant TM-20-11342), and by China Scholarship Council (NO: 202107960006).
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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