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Handbook of Research on Creative Problem-Solving Skill Development in Higher Education

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Developing students’ creative problem-solving skills is paramount to today’s teachers, due to the exponentially growing demand for cognitive plasticity and critical thinking in the workforce. In today’s knowledge economy, workers must be able to participate in creative dialogue and complex problem-solving. This has prompted institutions of higher education to implement new pedagogical methods such as problem-based and case-based education. The Handbook of Research on Creative Problem-Solving Skill Development in Higher Education is an essential, comprehensive collection of the newest research in higher education, creativity, problem solving, and pedagogical design. It provides the framework for further research opportunities in these dynamic, necessary fields. Featuring work regarding problem-oriented curriculum and its applications and challenges, this book is essential for policy makers, teachers, researchers, administrators, students of education.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: Point of Departure
    1. Chapter 1: Fostering Creative Problem Solvers in Higher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. COMPLEXITY AS NATURE OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
      3. CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING AS CORE OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
      4. CREATIVITY AS INTERPLAY BETWEEN PERSONS AND ENVIRONMENT
      5. HIGHER EDUCATION AS A CONTEXT FOR FOSTERING CREATIVITY
      6. PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING (PBL) AS A STRATEGY FOR CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING
      7. INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) AS A TOOL FOR A CREATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Section 2: Creativity Across Disciplines
    1. Chapter 2: Thinking Inside the Box
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. CONSTRAINT MANAGEMENT IN CREATIVITY EDUCATION
      3. CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING
      4. CREATIVE PROBLEM-SOLVING TRAINING
      5. CONSTRAINTS
      6. CONSTRAINT MANAGEMENT MODEL
      7. LIMITATIONS
      8. IMPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATION
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. REFERENCES
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 3: Scientific Creativity in Psychology
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. RESEARCH AIMS AND HYPOTHESES
      5. METHODS
      6. RESULTS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. IMPLICATIONS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION FOR CREATIVE PSYCHOLOGISTS
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 4: A Creativity and Innovation Course for Engineers
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: TEACHING CREATIVITY IN THE INFORMATION SOCIETY
      3. THE CONTEXT: COURSE FRAMEWORK AND AUDIENCE
      4. THE STRUCTURE: FOCUS AND TEACHING METHODOLOGIES
      5. THE THEORETICAL PART OF THE COURSE
      6. THE TRAINING PART OF THE COURSE
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. ENDNOTE
    4. Chapter 5: Teaching Creative Problem Solving in Engineering Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CREATIVITY
      4. LEARNING
      5. DESIGN AND ORGANIZATION
      6. EVALUATIONS AND REFLECTIONS
      7. FINAL REMARKS
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 6: Creativity Development through Inquiry-Based Learning in Biomedical Sciences
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE INTEGRATED BIOMEDICINE EXPERIENCE IN THE SCHOOL OF HEALTH AND LIFE SCIENCES OF UNIVERSITAT POMPEU FABRA
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 7: Distributed Problem-Solving
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BEYOND THE CREATIVITY MYTH
      3. LOOKING AT AND LISTENING TO ARTISTS SOLVING PROBLEMS
      4. CREATIVITY REFRAMED
      5. “YOU ARE ALWAYS IN DIALOGUE WITH SOMEONE”
      6. ARTISTIC IDENTITY: IN DIALOGUE WITH YOURSELF
      7. RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS: A DIALOGUE WITH PEERS
      8. RECOGNITION: A DIALOGUE WITH RECIPIENTS
      9. MATERIAL MATTER: DIALOGUE WITH MEDIA AND MATERIALS
      10. SOLVING (AND FINDING) PROBLEMS WITH OTHERS
      11. DISTRIBUTED LEADERSHIP
      12. HIGHER EDUCATION AND ARTISTS
      13. REFERENCES
      14. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. Chapter 8: Creative Life Experience among Students in Medical Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. THE RESULT OF THE EMPIRICAL WORK
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION AND SUGGESTIONS
      8. THE LIMITATIONS OF THIS STUDY
      9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Section 3: Instruction Models
    1. Chapter 9: International Center for Studies in Creativity
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR STUDIES IN CREATIVITY: MISSION
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 10: Problem Solving at the Edge of Disciplines
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DESIGNING TRANSDISCIPLINARY LEARNING
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 11: Enhancing Students' Critical Thinking through Portfolios
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CRITICAL THINKING: SOME DEFINITIONS
      4. CRITICAL THINKING AND CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS
      5. PORTFOLIO ASSESSMENT AND STUDENTS CRITICAL THINKING
      6. FURTHER RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. APPENDIX
    4. Chapter 12: An Exploration of Darkness within Doctoral Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
      3. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      4. THE CASE STUDY: A MULTILAYERED INSTITUTIONAL PERSPECTIVE ON DOCTORAL EDUCATION
      5. THE LITERATURE REVIEW: OUTLAWED LEARNING SPACES AND SIGNS OF CREATIVITY IN DOCTORAL STUDENTS’ LEARNING APPROACHES
      6. THE THEORETICAL STUDY: THE CONCEPT OF DARKNESS IN DOCTORAL EDUCATION
      7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS: FORMULATING A DARK DOCTORAL PEDAGOGY
      8. FURTHER RESEARCH DIRECTIONS: THE IMPLICATIONS OF DARKNESS IN DOCTORAL EDUCATION
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 13: Integrating Creative Thinking Skills into the Higher Education Classroom
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE THREE STAGE TIM FRAMEWORK
      5. USING TIM IN HIGHER EDUCATION: PRACTICAL EXAMPLES
      6. OVERALL CRS 560 COURSE DESIGN
      7. SPECIFIC LESSONS
      8. LESSON ONE: DEFINITIONS OF CREATIVITY
      9. LESSON TWO: CLASSIC SCHOLARS IN THE FIELD OF CREATIVITY
      10. LESSON THREE: DIMENSIONS OF THE CREATIVE ENVIRONMENT
      11. CONCLUSION
      12. REFERENCES
      13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Section 4: PBL and ICT
    1. Chapter 14: Design Thinking in Higher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. FUNDAMENTALS OF DESIGN THINKING EDUCATION
      4. DIFFERENCES TO OTHER APPROACHES TO PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING AND TO CONVENTIONAL EDUCATION
      5. THE LOOK AND FEEL OF CLASSES: CUING STUDENTS INTO DIFFERENT SCENARIOS
      6. IMPACT OF DESIGN THINKING EDUCATION ON STUDENTS
      7. RESOURCES FOR DESIGN THINKING EDUCATION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 15: Students' Learning Experiences in Project-Based Learning (PtBL)
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. RESULTS OF FIRST RESEARCH QUESTION
      6. RESULTS OF SECOND RESEARCH QUESTION
      7. SUMMARY OF RESULTS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      10. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      11. REFERENCES
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 16: Advocating Problem-Based Learning and Creative Problem-Solving Skills in Global Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ADVOCATING PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING (PBL) AND CREATIVE PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS IN GLOBAL EDUCATION
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 17: Instructional Design Technology in Higher Education System
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. WHAT IS INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN TECHNOLOGY (IDT)?
      5. HOW INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN TECHNOLOGY SUPPORTS CREATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
      6. LEARNING MODELS AND CREATIVITY
      7. UBIQUITOUS CREATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
      8. CREATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
      9. FEATURES OF CREATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
      10. ROLE OF INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN TECHNOLOGY
      11. IMPACT OF INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN TECHNOLOGY ON CREATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS (CLE)
      12. INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN TECHNOLOGY LIFE CYCLE
      13. INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN MODELS
      14. IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY ON INSTRUCTION DESIGN
      15. COMPUTER BASED INSTRUCTION AND INSTRUCTION DESIGN
      16. IMPORTANCE OF INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN IN MODERN INSTITUTIONS IN DEVELOPING A CREATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
      17. CONCLUSION
      18. REFERENCES
      19. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 18: Developing Creative Problem Solvers and Professional Identity through ICT in Higher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND AND DEFINITIONS
      4. LITERATURE REVIEW METHODOLOGY
      5. ANALYSIS
      6. HOW DO ICTS SUPPORT A CREATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT IN FOSTERING CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS?
      7. HOW DOES ICT RELATE TO OR AFFECT THE CHARACTERISTICS OF PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY?
      8. HOW DOES ICT RELATE TO OR AFFECT THE FORMATION OF PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY?
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. REFERENCES
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 19: Reaching “Creating” in Bloom's Taxonomy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CRITICAL THINKING, VOLITION AND CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING
      4. STANDARD AND EMERGING PEDAGOGIES
      5. REACHING CREATING IN BLOOM’S TAXONOMY
      6. LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY AND CURRICULUM DESIGN
      7. PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER: SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. Chapter 20: Applying Blooms Digital Taxonomy to Address Creativity and Second Order Digital Divide in Internet Skills
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. ICT AS A TOOL FOR DEVELOPING CREATIVITY
      3. INTERNET SKILLS: INEVITABLE FOR CREATIVITY IN LEARNING
      4. SECOND ORDER DIGITAL DIVIDE IN INTERNET SKILLS
      5. EMPIRICAL CONTEXT
      6. RESEARCH DESIGN
      7. RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS
      8. IMPLICATIONS OF DEVELOPING INTERNET SKILLS FOR CREATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT IN THE FUTURE
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Section 5: Reflection and Conclusion
    1. Chapter 21: Framing Creative Problems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FRAMING AND RE-FRAMING DESIGN PROBLEMS
      5. GUIDELINES FOR CREATIVE PROBLEM FRAMING IN HIGHER EDUCATION
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. ENDNOTES
    2. Chapter 22: On the Relationships between Creative Learning, Creative Teaching, and Roles of Creative Teachers
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE FEATURES OF CREATIVE TEACHING
      5. THE FEATURES OF CREATIVE TEACHERS
      6. FOSTERING THE GROWTH OF CREATIVE TEACHERS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. ACKNOWLEDMENT
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 23: New Paradigm of Creativity
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE HIGHER EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 24: Going Towards Adaption, Integration, and Co-Creation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTENTION OF CONCLUSION
      3. AN OVERVIEW OF THE VOLUME
      4. ADAPTION
      5. INTEGRATION
      6. CO-CREATION
      7. REFERENCES
  13. Compilation of References
  14. About the Contributors