2002．第30卷第1期（Vol. 30 No. 1）．pp. 114
Fostering Creativity in Schools in Hong Kong: Issues and Challenges from a Systems Perspective
David W. CHAN（陳維鄂）
The importance of creativity in our daily life was first highlighted through an overview of different approaches in the study of creativity. The issues and challenges in fostering creativity in schools were then discussed from the perspective of the confluence approaches, and in particular, the systems model, which emphasizes the interaction of individuals, domain, and field as subsystems. This systems model suggests reasons why traditional schools are inimical to the development of creativity, and provides insights into ways of fostering creativity in Hong Kong schools through effecting changes in all the three subsystems. Implications for helping students develop creativity, curriculum reform, and teacher education from the systems perspective are discussed.