A Study on Creative Climate in Project-Organized Groups (POGs) in China and Implications for Sustainable Pedagogy

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Abstract

This paper aims to explore a research question: what are the drivers and barriers to fostering a creative climate in POGs in China and how to improve POGs towards a better sustainable pedagogy? Theoretically, this paper bridges studies on creativity, collaborative learning, creative climate, and sustainable pedagogy in one framework. Empirically, mixed methods of quantitative questionnaire survey (n = 126) and qualitative interviews (n = 15) were used to collect data. The findings demonstrate that the drivers to a creative climate include the challenge of the task, openness, trust between peers, experts’ help, and group diversity, etc. However, some group problems, such as poor management, lacking of supervision supports, and students’ fear of authority, etc., are barriers to a creative climate. This implies the needs of restructuring the relationships between teachers and students in POGs in order to improve it as a better sustainable pedagogy.
Original languageEnglish
Article number114
JournalSustainability
Volume10
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)1-15
ISSN2071-1050
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2018
Event1st ARTEM Organizational Creativity International Conference: 1st ARTEM Organizational Creativity International Conference - Nancy, France
Duration: 26 Mar 201527 Mar 2015
Conference number: 1
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CountryFrance
CityNancy
Period26/03/201527/03/2015
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Keywords

  • Collaborative learning
  • Creative climate
  • Creativity
  • Project-organized groups (POGs)
  • Sustainable pedagogy

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In: Sustainability, Vol. 10, No. 1, 114, 01.2018, p. 1-15.

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