Creativity Methods Adoption in Higher Education

Numerous higher education institutions offer courses aimed at enhancing learners’ creativity, especially in design studies. However, the differences in the adoption of creativity methods in teaching from educators’ and students’ perspectives are still underexplored. In this study, we used a custom-designed online survey questionnaire to understand educator and student perceptions of creativity methods in creativity-related courses in higher education. Our study results indicate apparent differences between students and instructors regarding their motivations for participating in creativity-related courses, preferences for the most effective creativity methods, and evaluations of creativity methods. We believe that our study results suggest helpful directions for the teaching of creativity methods in higher education.