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ERIC Number: EJ1065598
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0307-5079
A Creative Learning Ecosystem, Quality of Education and Innovative Capacity: A Perspective from Higher Education
Crosling, Glenda; Nair, Mahendhiran; Vaithilingam, Santha
Studies in Higher Education, v40 n7 p1147-1163 2015
Globally, governments recognize the importance of creativity and innovation for sustainable socioeconomic development, and many invest resources to develop learning environments that foster these capacities. This paper provides a systematic framework based on Nair's "Innovation Helix" model for studying the factors of a country's creative learning ecosystem (CLE), the quality of its education system (QES), and its innovative capacity (IC). The CLE factors are "infrastructure/infostructure" (physical and digital infrastructure), "intellectual capital," "interaction," "integrity systems," "incentives," and "institutions." Using a composite CLE index for 113 countries, the findings indicate a strong correlation between a country's CLE, QES and IC. Through brief case studies of countries that measure highly in CLE, QES and IC, this study points out their higher education strategies and their best practices for other countries to emulate, in order to facilitate creativity and innovation through higher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland; Singapore; Switzerland
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