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ERIC Number: EJ1201251
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jan
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1694-609X
Developing Creativity and Entrepreneurship of Undergraduate Students through a Field Trip Overseas
Suacamram, Mayuree
International Journal of Instruction, v12 n1 p591-606 Jan 2019
This study aimed to explore the operation of the program (the field trip and the selection process to select eligible program participants) and to compare the differences in terms of developing creativity and entrepreneurship between student groups. The key informants consisted of 4 groups comprising one teacher who supervised the trip, 12 students who joined the field trip in New York, 12 students who passed the first round of the selection, and 12 students who didn't join the program. The research instruments were a scoring rubric, a questionnaire, and an interview. The obtained data was then analysed using content analysis, Wilcoxon and Kruskal-Wallis. The findings revealed the activities in the selection process which consisted of a workshop to generate ideas, a new method which consisted of a contest in pair to solve a problem, and the program final judgment based on giving a presentation and the stress-free atmosphere. Regarding the field trip, the activities and locations focused on 4 areas: communication arts, photography, designs and fashions, and drama and performing arts. The results show that visiting the museum and a Broadway show led to developing creativity and inspiration. The teacher also played a role in developing creativity and giving inspiration. Moreover, student who joined the field trip showed a statistically significant increase in both creativity and entrepreneurship. In addition, statistically significant differences were found in creativity among the three student groups.
International Journal of Instruction. Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Faculty of Education, Eskisehir, 26480, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York; Thailand (Bangkok)