Creativity How to produce more creative students?
Asian students Bright Hard-working Good at taking exams Not very creative Short of original ideas
Oriental Cultures Obedience is a virtue: –Obey to parents –Obey to teachers –Obey to authorities –Obey to textbooks –Obey to... you name it How can one be creative if he/she was brought up this way?
American Culture Independence is a virtue: –Be independent –Have your own opinions, styles, … –Learn how to think and not what to think
Under the current cultures … How to foster the student’s creativity? How not to strangle the student’s creativity ?
Good or bad for creativity? Examination. –In-class, closed-book exams –In-class, open-book exams –Take-home exams Homework –Excises –Project
Good or bad for creativity? Questions asked in exams –Stress memorization –Stress understanding –Stress problem solving –Stress creativity/original ideas
How to improve one’s creativity? Not improve, but awaken or recover How? 1. 不按牌理出牌 2. 學 禪