Facilitating Creativity in Adult Learners Through Brainstorming and Play

Kuan Chen Tsai

Abstract


Creativity has become a topic of ever-increasing interest in educational settings. The major findings arrive at two conclusions about creativity: (a) everyone possesses creativity and (b) creativity can be taught and developed. The major focus of creativity research, however, is on children rather than on adults. Thus, the purpose of the study was to examine the effects of brainstorming and play activities on adults’ creative performance. Three major findings were found: males outperformed females in creativity; GPA played an important role in affecting creativity performance; and finally brainstorming and play had no effects on creativity in this experiment. Further research possibilities and implications were also discussed.

Key word: Creativity; Adult learners; Adult education; Brainstorming; Play


Keywords


Creativity; Adult learners; Adult education; Brainstorming; Play

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