Chunfang Zhou

Chunfang ZhouChunfang Zhou, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in Department of Learning and Philosophy at Aalborg University, Denmark. Chunfang finished her Bachelor study (majoring in Industrial Automation and Information Science) and Master study (majoring in Philosophy of Science and Technology) in China. In 2012, she finished Ph.D. study on ‘Group Creativity Development in Engineering Education in Problem and Project-Based Learning (PBL) Environment in Denmark’. Since 2004, Chunfang has located her research in the area of Science, Technology and Society (STS), with a particular focus on creativity study and its relations to STEM education, group learning, organizational innovation, Problem-Based Learning (PBL), engineering and technology design, and Information Communication Technology (ICT). In 2007, her master thesis “Core Competence Development in Science and Technology Groups in Universities in Liaoning Province” was awarded as the “Best Master Thesis” by Northeastern University (NEU), China. In 2009, her published journal article “Research on the Research Group’s Structure and Creative Climate of Universities in Liaoning Province, China” won the “Annual Article Award” of Japan Creativity. In 2013, she was funded an individual research project ‘Fostering Creativity in Higher Education: A Comparative Study on Pedagogical Strategies of Learning by Projects between Denmark and China’, by Danish Research Council that leads her to recent contributions to cross-cultural studies on creativity in learning contexts.

Publications

Developing Creativity and Learning Design by Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Developing Contexts
Chunfang Zhou, Aparna Purushothaman. © 2018. 11 pages.
This chapter has two aims: 1) to bridge the link between creativity, learning, information ecology and community of practice that underpins the theoretical...
Handbook of Research on Creative Problem-Solving Skill Development in Higher Education
Chunfang Zhou. © 2017. 632 pages.
Developing students’ creative problem-solving skills is paramount to today’s teachers, due to the exponentially growing demand for cognitive plasticity and...
Fostering Creative Problem Solvers in Higher Education: A Response to Complexity of Societies
Chunfang Zhou. © 2017. 23 pages.
Recent studies have emphasized issues of social emergence based on thinking of societies as complex systems. The complexity of professional practice has been...
Going Towards Adaption, Integration, and Co-Creation: A Conclusion to Developing Creative Problem Solving Skills in Higher Education
Chunfang Zhou. © 2017. 8 pages.
As a response to the growing challenges brought about by complexity in professional practice, the collection of chapters in this volume guides an intellectual...
How Does the Hierarchical Management System Influence the Climate of Creativity in Chinese University Laboratories?
Chunfang Zhou. © 2015. 13 pages.
This chapter aims to investigate how the Chinese hierarchical management system influences the climate of creativity in university laboratories. A questionnaire...
Integrating Ethics into Engineering Education
Chunfang Zhou, Kathrin Otrel-Cass, Tom Børsen. © 2015. 15 pages.
In this chapter, the authors aim to explore the necessity of teaching ethics as part of engineering education based on the gaps between learning “hard” knowledge...