The Necessary Elements for the Youth in Developing Creative Industries - Henry Chi Fai MA
Henry Chi Fai MA
Associate Dean, School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
【Abstract】People usually have the impression that youths should be full of vigour and passion and describe them as possessing “the swagger and the bravado of a fearless calf.” It is well known that youths are not necessarily responsible for their own thinking and easily accept new ideas, hence it is an advantage for them to participate in the “creative industry,” which has a great need of innovation and creativity. Is this commonly accepted and direct concept true, or is it just a misunderstanding? This article aims to create a theoretical framework with different elements for developing creativity by citing several creativity-based academic discourses so as to investigate the meaning of “creativity” in the “creative industries.” This theoretical framework allows us to develop a better understanding of creativity and how we might nurture and foster it. This is a particularly useful reference for youths who are going to dedicate themselves to the creative industry.
Keywords: creativity, creative elements, creative industries Associate Dean, School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Prospects for Young People Joining the Innovation and Technology Industry - Nim-kwan CHEUNG
Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute
【Abstract】Many countries have recently put great emphasis on the development of the innovation and technology industry. Though Hong Kong is slightly lagging behind, an unprecedented opportunity is unfolding for local research and development (R&D) talents under a market-driven environment with support from the government and the private sector. Young people who are passionate about innovation and technology should consider joining the R&D profession related to their own interests and abilities.
Keywords: R&D, R&D talent, innovation and technology, R&D profession, technology related industry
Create an Oasis With Art of Design - Raymond CHOY
Founder and President, Toy2R Limited
【Abstract】Under the new historical situation and development opportunities, Hong Kong not only to establish our own distinct characteristics, training a number of unique and innovative capacity of the outstanding young designers, but also to promote and improve participation in the arts and education. The only way to truly succeed in establishing Hong Kong’s position in the world of art is to make it a vibrant and diverse arts oasis.
Keywords: art design, creativity, support
A Study on How to Facilitate Youth Participation in Creative Industries through Policy Comparison and Stakeholders’ Experience - Shui Ching CHAN Amy S. M. YUEN
Shui Ching CHAN
Amy S. M. YUEN
Youth Research Centre, The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups
【Abstract】Cultural and creative industries have been designated as one of the six economic areas where Hong Kong has enjoyed clear advantages. But whether Hong Kong has implemented effective policies and measures to facilitate the development of these industries and youth participation in the industries is still in doubt. This article examines the development of creative industries and relevant policies in South Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan in comparison with Hong Kong. Through in-depth interviews with 19 stakeholders, this article makes a comprehensive analysis of the development of creative industries in Hong Kong, as well as youth participation in creative industries. Recommendations are made for how to facilitate youth participation in creative industries.
Keywords: creative industries, youth, government role, supporting policies, decision-making institute
From creativity to creative industries: a curly road that education can contribute - James KO Debbie LAU
Assistant Professor, Department of Education Policy and Leadership, The Hong Kong Institute of Education
Research Assistant, Department of Education Policy and Leadership, The Hong Kong Institute of Education
【Abstract】One proposed initiative of the Hong Kong Government is maintaining the city’s competitiveness and strategies by cultivating the creativity of her people. Thus, understanding the economic outputs generated by people’s creativity, and the structural and environmental conditions that allow people to remain creative is important. This paper examines the concept of creativity and the two main forms of creativity cultivation in schools. Based on interviews with teachers of a local secondary school excelled in drama education, the contributions of a whole-school approach, internal support and opportunities, and capital resources to creative education in school are explored. Finally, a stronger emphasis on creativity education in extra-curricular activities, and vocational educationand training is proposed, especially for students of lower academic achievements and those from backgrounds of lower socioeconomic status.
Keywords: creativity, school policy, formal curriculum, extra-curricular activities, vocational education and training
From Idea to Practice —— Creative Arts Programmes at The Open University of Hong Kong - Kwok-kan TAM Sunny Sui-kwong LAM Angela Tsin-fung LAW David Kei-man YIP Vincent Shing-fung MAK Makin Bing-fai FUNG
Dean, School of Arts and Social Sciences, The Open University of Hong Kong
Sunny Sui-kwong LAM
Assistant Professor, School of Arts and Social Sciences, The Open University of Hong Kong
Angela Tsin-fung LAW
David Kei-man YIP
Vincent Shing-fung MAK
Makin Bing-fai FUNG
Lecturer, School of Arts and Social Sciences, The Open University of Hong Kong
【Abstract】In the year 2002, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region first proposed the concept of “Creative Industries,” which ushered in new thinking in the political and business sectors and among the public. In embracing new forces, “Creative Education” undoubtedly plays an important role. The Open University of Hong Kong, with its mission to raise the creativity of society and its people-oriented spirit, has introduced four full-time face-to-face creative arts degree programmes in recent years, which aim to nurture creative talents with sensitivity to both visual aesthetics and culture, providing a knowledge-based workforce that keeps up with the times, enhancing human capital for society, and creating favourable conditions for the development of creative industries.
Keywords: The Open University of Hong Kong, Creative Arts Degree Programmes, creative arts education, creative industries, new media
Fostering Student Creativity: What Teachers Can Do? - Jiafang LU
The Joseph Lau Luen Hung Charitable Trust Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change, The Hong Kong Institute of Education
【Abstract】What can teachers do to foster student creativity? This paper presents a synthesis of literature in education and organizational science. It focuses on identifying contextual factors that contribute to the development of student creativity, including role modelling, informal learning experiences, collaborating with diverse others, psychological safely, and cultivating an inclusive school environment. The practical implications for teaching practices and ways of interacting with students are also discussed.
Keywords: creativity, teacher, education, primary and secondary schools, tertiary institution
Make a Difference (MaD) in its 5th Year: Reflections and Sharing - Ada WONG
Hon Chief Executive, Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture (HKICC)
Convenor of MaD (Make a Difference)
【Abstract】In 2009, when mainstream values were notably shaken by the financial tsunami, the future of young people – whether they could venture into something beyond conventional notions of “success” – became a critical question. MaD (Make a Difference) was thus founded to inspire independent thinking through creative processes, and to nurture a new generation able to redirect Asia’s development with social consciousness and global vision. Over the past five years, Hong Kong’s economy has recovered; nonetheless, its political and cultural developments have been staggering. In view of this, MaD continues to promote positive change for a more creative, innovative, empathic, inclusive, and sustainable way forward.
Keywords: creativity, social innovation, civil society, positive change, Asia