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Pages: 6391-6399
Publication year: 2013
ISBN: 978-84-616-3847-5
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 18-20 November, 2013
Location: Seville, Spain

COLLECTIVE CREATIVITY SKILLS DEVELOPMENT IN STUDY PROCESS: INSIGHTS ABOUT STUDENTS TEAMWORK

R. Strazdas, J. Cerneviciute, Z. Jancoras, V. Morkevicius, R. Kregzdaite

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (LITHUANIA)
With the growing importance of innovations, for their development is given much attention and resources. Innovation is directly related to creativity. Current research on creativity is related to the systems innovation approach where creativity is used for integration of existing knowledge into new combination. Systems innovation approach examines novelty not for individual element of the system but in the context of whole system. For systems innovation usually broad spectrum of the knowledge and good integration abilities are important. Due to this, system innovation is the task not for individual but for a team.

Teams for systems innovation development represent the collective creativity model. To stay successful with systems innovation, team needs collective creativity skills of each member of the team and especially for the team leader. One of the key objectives pursued by higher education institutions is to develop team creativity skills necessary for systems innovation development. This is well in line with the creativity characteristics of a new type of entrepreneur - the concept, globally dominant in political and educational discourses.

According to L.W. Anderson (2001) revised B.Bloom's taxonomy (1956), ability to create is assigned the highest level of educational achievement. To develop collective creativity skills is even harder than to develop individual creativity. Traditional educational methods such as lectures, seminars and etc. are not very efficient for collective creativity skills development. Problem Based Learning approach suits for collective creativity skills development better, but this method also has some shortcomings.

This paper analyzes the factors that influence the effectiveness of students' teams in systems innovation development. Authors of this paper have been carried out a survey on teams of the students, who have applied a problem based learning methodology for systems innovation development. Two groups of factors according to T. Amabile (2011) - “the catalyst” and “the nourishment” factor - were analyzed. Furthermore, the analysis of the team’s composition and its members profile according Sh. H. Schwartz values scale (2001, 2006) was carried out. The findings and recommendations for improving student team creativity skills performance is presented in the article.
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title = {COLLECTIVE CREATIVITY SKILLS DEVELOPMENT IN STUDY PROCESS: INSIGHTS ABOUT STUDENTS TEAMWORK},
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R. Strazdas, J. Cerneviciute, Z. Jancoras, V. Morkevicius, R. Kregzdaite (2013) COLLECTIVE CREATIVITY SKILLS DEVELOPMENT IN STUDY PROCESS: INSIGHTS ABOUT STUDENTS TEAMWORK, ICERI2013 Proceedings, pp. 6391-6399.
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