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Pages: 9077-9081
Publication year: 2016
ISBN: 978-84-608-8860-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2016.0976

Conference name: 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 4-6 July, 2016
Location: Barcelona, Spain

DIFFERENCES AND PROSPECTS OF CREATIVITY EDUCATION IN TAIWAN AND FINLAND

T. Shen1, J.C. Lai2, I. Ruokonen3

1National Formosa University (TAIWAN)
2Transworld University (TAIWAN)
3University of Helsinki (FINLAND)
Creativity is a powerful propellant social transformation and economic growth. Creativity also is regarded as a necessary attribute in higher education and society. Educational discourses highlight the importance of creativity in learning. Creativity is considered to be an essential life skill, which should be fostered through education.The purpose of this study is to explore the differences of creativity between the university students in Taiwan and Finland. There were 170 university students in total selected as research samples from four excellent universities in university ranking in Taiwan and Finland, including National Taiwan University, University of Helsinki (general based university), and National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Tampere University of Technology (technology based university).

The ATTA, Abbreviated Torrance Test for Adults, was employed as research instrument. To compare the differences of creativity performance from the two university students in the two countries, the test scores were evaluated in accordance with the standardized manuals and the outcomes were statistically tested by the expertise reviewers from Taiwan and Finland.

The research results show that:
1. The significance of total scaled score, originality and elaboration in norm-referenced measures university students in Taiwan reached was higher than the students from the university in Finland did.
2. The significance of total scaled score, fluency and flexibility in norm-referenced measures the students from general based university reached was higher than that the students from technology based university did.
3. The significance of future orientation and humor in conceptual incongruity in verbal responses of criterion-referenced creativity indicators in terms of the expressions of feelings and emotions, and the fantasy in figural responsesthe university students in Finland reached was higher than the university students in Taiwan did.

The differences and influences of promoting creativity education in Taiwan and Finland will be explored, and the recommendations of facilitating creativity teaching will be also made in this research.
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T. Shen, J.C. Lai, I. Ruokonen (2016) DIFFERENCES AND PROSPECTS OF CREATIVITY EDUCATION IN TAIWAN AND FINLAND, EDULEARN16 Proceedings, pp. 9077-9081.
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