Exploring Creative Education Practices and Implications: A Case study of National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Li Hui, Shoukat Iqbal Khattak, Chui Suan Hoh
Globalization has led to intense demand for diverse, multi-talent, and creative workforce to sustain market competitiveness, innovation, and corporate performance, while simultaneously intensifying challenges for higher education to transform. In Taiwan, universities have responded by formalizing and continuously restructuring their overall systems to cultivate creative talents for sustainable growth. The study has examined the practices that enable creative education at the National Chengchi University (NCCU) using data from different sources, i.e., semi-structured interviews, content analysis, and personal observations. Current findings suggest that creative education at NCCU is characterized by supporting environment and resources; interdisciplinary faculty teams; innovative HR practices for student recruitment; rich course content focused on students’ holistic development; teaching methods based on students’ experience, interaction, and teamwork; and conducive environment for creative learning.
Creative Education, Creativity, Taiwan, Creative talents
Received 28 May 2019
Revised 07 Jun 2019
Accepted 13 Nov 2019