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ERIC Number: ED535492
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
Another Way to Develop Chinese Students' Creativity: Extracurricular Innovation Activities
Xiao-jiang, Zhao; Xue-ting, Zhao
Online Submission, US-China Education Review B 6 p566-571 2012
In China, improving students' creativity is becoming an important goal of modern colleges and universities, especially in the domain of science and technology. The efforts made for this goal can be observed not only in classroom, but also in activities and competitions which were held out-of-school. This paper will firstly give a brief description of creativity. Then, it will point out several constraints in Chinese creativity development, and introduce the characteristics and the advantages of extracurricular activities in STI (scientific and technological innovation). Concretely, the paper will take, in case, two national competitions, studying their influences on the development of creativity and innovativeness, and discussing some main problems. Some deficiencies of Chinese out-of-school activities in students' creativity development will be summarized. In conclusion, the paper will propose some advices to Chinese higher education in this aspect.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China