Creativity Improves with Activity-based Learning
Researchers at the University of Missouri have
found that activity-based learning enhances student creativity in
technology-enabled training. Student creativity was most enhanced by professors
who allowed their students to use technology in a team setting to come up with
a novel product or idea. For example, one group of students in a history class
developed an app that virtually teaches users about the history surrounding the
Berlin Wall. Rather than simply lecturing the material to the students. The use
of technology in a collaborative way helped in better understanding of lessons.
Teachers need to rethink how they design their existing courses so that
students do not become consumers of information. Such creativity can help them
become better innovators, entrepreneurs, and business owners.