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IJLT 2023 Vol.9(3): 191-196
doi: 10.18178/ijlt.9.3.191-196

Exploring the Characteristics of Undergraduate Students’ Creative Thinking Skills

Cheung-on Tam, Eric C. K. Cheng*, Anita K. W. Chan, John Rogers†, and Xueying Tan
The Education University of Hong Kong, Taipo, Hong Kong, China
†John Roger has moved affiliation to The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China.
*Correspondence: eckcheng@eduhk.hk (E.C.K.C.)

Manuscript received January 11, 2023; revised February 22, 2023; accepted March 1, 2023.

Abstract—This study aims to develop a self-report inventory to measure University students’ perception of their creative thinking skills. Creative thinking is a critical learning outcome in higher education and one of the essential 21st Century Competency. The data were collected from 253 students of a university in Hong Kong. A structural equation model was applied to confirm the construct validity of the instrument. The result shows that the key characteristics of creative thinking skills are empirically constructed by creative character, originality, sensitivity, synthesizing and resistance to premature closure. The five characteristics of creative thinking can be considered as learning processes or outcomes to inform the design of instructional events and learning activities to nurture students’ creative thinking skills.
Keywords—creative thinking, creative thinking skills, higher education 

Cite: Cheung-on Tam, Eric C. K. Cheng, Anita K. W. Chan, John Rogers, and Xueying Tan, "Exploring the Characteristics of Undergraduate Students’ Creative Thinking Skills," International Journal of Learning and Teaching, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 191-196, September 2023. doi: 10.18178/ijlt.9.3.191-196

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