Abstract

China is developing rapidly in many areas; currently over 50% of products (including household supplies, industrial products, some raw materials) in the world are 'made in China'. However, during the past 30 years of reformation and opening, there have been very few designers, educated in China, with a global reputation. To change current situation of 'made in china' to 'created in china', re-energizing Chinese design education is important. The research focus on higher education and explores new approaches to improve design students' creativity. Thinking styles are not dictate by physical condition. This indicates that we cannot judge a person’s thinking style with the standards, high or low, good or bad. In the field of Education, providing a suitable match between teaching methods and thinking styles will facilitate effective development (Sternberg, 1997). It is proposed, therefore, that to improve students' creativity efficiently it is important to identify their thinking styles and identify and facilitate the corresponding teaching methods. This article presents research exploring an ‘alternating teaching method’ applied in Higher Education for improving design students’ creativity. The research concerns thinking styles and the relationships between design process, creative process and education system.

Keywords

creativity, thinking styles, legislative, executive

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Oct 28th, 9:00 AM

A New Way To Improve Design Students’ Creativity - Based on Thinking Style

China is developing rapidly in many areas; currently over 50% of products (including household supplies, industrial products, some raw materials) in the world are 'made in China'. However, during the past 30 years of reformation and opening, there have been very few designers, educated in China, with a global reputation. To change current situation of 'made in china' to 'created in china', re-energizing Chinese design education is important. The research focus on higher education and explores new approaches to improve design students' creativity. Thinking styles are not dictate by physical condition. This indicates that we cannot judge a person’s thinking style with the standards, high or low, good or bad. In the field of Education, providing a suitable match between teaching methods and thinking styles will facilitate effective development (Sternberg, 1997). It is proposed, therefore, that to improve students' creativity efficiently it is important to identify their thinking styles and identify and facilitate the corresponding teaching methods. This article presents research exploring an ‘alternating teaching method’ applied in Higher Education for improving design students’ creativity. The research concerns thinking styles and the relationships between design process, creative process and education system.

 

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