A mindtool-based collaborative learning approach to enhancing students' innovative performance in management courses

Chih-Hsiang Wu, Gwo-Jen Hwang, Fan-Ray Kuo, Iwen Huang


Educators have indicated that creative teaching is the most important educational activity; nevertheless, most existing education systems fail to engage students in effective creative tasks. To address this issue, this study proposes a mind map based collaborative learning approach for supporting creative learning activities and enhancing students' innovative performance. An experiment has been conducted on a university management course to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed method. The experimental results show that the proposed approach significantly enhanced the students' innovative performance in a project-based learning task. Such a finding not only provides evidence of the cultivability of innovative thinking, but also good references for those researchers who are interested in conducting creative learning activities.


Mindtools, Mind mapping, Mobile learning, Collaborative learning

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.14742/ajet.163

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