A1 Journal article (refereed)
Developing a Method for Measuring Science and Technology Oriented Creativity (STOC) (2021)

Pavlysh, E. V., Astapchuk, S. V., Reid, A. A. M., Rio, C. R. D., Mäkelä, T., Fenyvesi, K., Pnevmatikos, D., Christodoulou, P., & Mäkiö, J. (2021). Developing a Method for Measuring Science and Technology Oriented Creativity (STOC). Open Education Studies, 3, 212-225. https://doi.org/10.1515/edu-2020-0155

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All authors or editors: Pavlysh, Eduard V.; Astapchuk, Sviatlana V.; Reid, Alecia Adelaide May; Rio, Carlos Rioja del; Mäkelä, Tiina; Fenyvesi, Kristof; Pnevmatikos, Dimitris; Christodoulou, Panagiota; Mäkiö, Juho

Journal or series: Open Education Studies

eISSN: 2544-7831

Publication year: 2021

Publication date: 01/01/2021

Number in series: 1

Volume: 3

Pages range: 212-225

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH

Publication country: Germany

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/edu-2020-0155

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/79756


The article contains the results of a research within the STIMEY (Science, Technology, Innovation, Mathematics, Engineering for the Young) project funded by the European Union’s Horizon-2020 research and innovation program (2016-2021). In the project, a hybrid learning environment (LE) was developed for both on-site and online learning suitable for the learning conditions in the COVID-19 era and beyond. The purpose of the research segment presented in this paper was to develop an instrument for assessment of the learner’s progress in creativity as one of the key targets of STIMEY. COVID19 has shown that creativity is also needed to allow education systems the flexibility for unexpected changes and circumstantial challenges. The article presents a definition of Science and Technology Oriented Creativity (STOC) based on the existing theories in the field, a short outline of the STOC measurement method developed, procedures, evaluation algorithms and an overview of the experimental STOC testing results. The relevance of the method developed to its purpose and suggested tentative positive influences of the STIMEY LE on learners’ creativity are discussed. Argumentations of strengths, limitations, applications of STOC testing outside the STIMEY project and the key directions of further improvements of the method developed are provided.

Keywords: innovations; creativity; development (active); teaching and instruction; learning environment; online learning; evaluation; measurement; methods; measuring methods

Free keywords: STEM; aggregate group creativity; problem solving; learning environment; assessment

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Reporting Year: 2021

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