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ERIC Number: EJ796736
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1871-1871
Advancing the Case for Creativity through Graduate Business Education
Dewett, Todd; Gruys, Melissa L.
Thinking Skills and Creativity, v2 n2 p85-95 Nov 2007
We describe an MBA course focusing on creativity and innovation in organizations. Drawing on the creativity literature and experiential learning theory, the theoretical foundations of the course are discussed. Core aspects of the course include reading articles from academic journals and business periodicals, engaging a wide variety of experiential activities, keeping a personal journal, and completing two individual projects. We sought to understand the effect of the course on students' perceptions of the importance of creativity for organizations, their own creativity and self-perceptions of creativity, as well as their perceptions of the utility of journaling. Data were collected at the beginning and end of the course to examine these issues. The results suggest that the course had a positive influence in each case. These results are discussed and thoughts for future research are provided. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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