Creative problem solving is the process of redefining problems and opportunities,
coming up with new, innovative responses and solutions, and then taking action.
Creativity is essential in classrooms. Research shows that tomorrow’s jobs will demand creative problem solving skills. We asked 400 educators and 100 policymakers and influencers in Japan to tell us what the most important creative problem solving skills are, how critical
they view these skills to future jobs and how they are being nurtured in schools today.
Here is what we found…
We conducted this study in several global markets, and a few key findings specific to
Japanese classrooms showed the most limited access to technology
and the greatest need for tools, training and knowledge to foster
creative problem solving.
Japan showed a strong interest amongst educators in case studies
and free lesson plans on using Adobe Creative Cloud.
College entrance tests are especially influential in Japan, and currently
are a major barrier to educators who spend a lot of their time on administering
Lack of budget available at school (is a barrier). Many schools have no
degree of freedom for students to focus on learning creative problem
- Educator, Secondary
In an exercise [using Adobe Creative Cloud]
, each individual student is asked to report their
analysis vision, analytical method, data analysis, etc. and
thoroughly discuss with the faculty to clarify
the problem and develop a creative viewpoint.
- Educator, Post-Secondary