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Collaborative Creativity and Innovation in Education

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Abstract

As organizations are becoming increasingly dependent on collaborative teamwork there has been a major shift in focus from individual to team based innovation. Value is increasing in promoting team level creative competence in students. Hence, this chapter examines research on creativity with a special focus on collaborative creativity and its application in the context of education. We discuss the theoretical basis for collaborative creativity, different techniques for generating ideas in groups, the process of selecting the best ideas, and the role of culture and diversity in collaborative creativity. We then review the literature on collaborative creativity in various education disciplines. Finally, we make research- based recommendations on ways to promote as well as enhance collaborative creativity and innovation in educational settings.

Keywords

  • Collaborative creativity
  • Brainstorming
  • Innovation
  • Diversity
  • Culture
  • Idea selection
  • Engineering education
  • Music education
  • Medical education

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Baruah, J., Paulus, P.B. (2019). Collaborative Creativity and Innovation in Education. In: Mullen, C. (eds) Creativity Under Duress in Education?. Creativity Theory and Action in Education, vol 3. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-90272-2_9

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