Creating Creative Thinking in Students: A Business Research Perspective

  •  Nitaya Wongpinunwatana    
  •  Kunlaya Jantadej    
  •  Jamnong Jantachoto    


The objective of this study is to investigate how to create creative thinking in students through encouraging students’ logical thinking, motivation, and collaborative learning. The study also attempts to find suitable teaching procedures for the research subject. This study is based on qualitative research. Participants were graduate students studying business research methods. The results indicate that logical thinking affects the analytical skill. This skill, in turn, affects students’ creative thinking. A model of creating creative thinking in students is proposed from the research findings. Instructors may consider using the modeling to boost creative thinking in students. In addition, the findings suggest that the main teaching processes should be as follows: Instructors should encourage students to use their logical reasoning during the conceptual framework development. Workshops on students’ research projects should be conducted so students can practice doing research. Students should make oral presentations of their projects and experts invited to comment on them. Collaborative technologies need to be introduced so that instructors and students can communicate with each other on assignments. Apart from collaborative tools, instructors can set up additional sessions after hours to allow students to discuss problems they are facing. Research classes should incorporate in the coursework three student presentations: problem statement, research proposal, and completed research report. Finally, instructors should form students into groups and establish roles for the members.

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