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ERIC Number: EJ889523
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1479-7860
Raising Awareness of Individual Creative Potential in Bioscientists Using a Web-Site Based Approach
Adams, David J.; Hugh-Jones, Siobhan; Sutherland, Ed
Bioscience Education, v15 Article 5 Jun 2010
We report the preliminary results of work with a unique, web-site-based approach designed to help individual bioscientists identify and develop their individual creative capacity. The site includes a number of features that encourage individuals to interact with creativity techniques, communicate with colleagues remotely using an electronic notice board, then participate in group sessions. A total of 19 postgraduate students engaged with the web site during two structured sessions, two weeks apart, and were encouraged to communicate with one another during the intervening period. Quantitative and qualitative measures were used to assess individual creativity, and attitudes to creativity and the approach in general, before and after interaction with the web site. Participants were overwhelmingly positive about the site indicating that it helped them see themselves as creative people and offered new ways to generate ideas and/or solve problems. Perhaps not surprisingly, we noted no marked increase in individual creativity during this short study. However, the preliminary data and students' responses warrant further investigation involving larger numbers of participants using the web site over much longer periods. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
Centre for Bioscience, The Higher Education Academy. Room 9.15 Worsley Building, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK. Tel: +44-113-343-3001; Fax: +44-113-343-5894; e-mail: beej@leeds.ac.uk; Web site: http://www.bioscience.heacademy.ac.uk/journal
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom