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Gong, Z., Soomro, S., Nanjappan, V., & Georgiev, G. (2022). The Gap in Design Creativity Education between China and Developed Countries. Proceedings of the Design Society, 2, 871-880. doi:10.1017/pds.2022.89

The gap in design creativity education between China and developed countries

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Author: Gong, Z.1; Soomro, S. A.1,2; Nanjappan, V.1;
Organizations: 1Center for Ubiquitous Computing, University of Oulu, Finland
2Sukkur IBA University, Pakistan
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Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Cambridge University Press, 2022
Publish Date: 2022-06-17


Extant research indicates that Chinese higher education has overlooked creativity. However, based on indirect clues, we infer that the degree of emphasis on creativity and related courses in Chinese higher education has changed. Therefore, we conducted a survey using a questionnaire to compare the creativity-related courses and adopted creativity methods in higher education between China and developed countries. The results indicate that participation rates and assessments of creativity-related courses, adopted creativity methods, and evaluations differ between China and developed countries.

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Series: Proceedings of the Design Society
ISSN: 2732-527X
ISSN-E: 2732-527X
ISSN-L: 2732-527X
Volume: 2
Pages: 871 - 880
DOI: 10.1017/pds.2022.89
Host publication: Proceedings of the Design Society
Conference: DESIGN Conference
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
Funding: This study has been partially financially supported by the Academy of Finland 6G Flagship (grant 318927), by EDUFI Fellowship (grant TM-20-11342), by China Scholarship Council (NO: 202107960006).
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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