Creativity and engineering education

Žiha, Kalman (2010) Creativity and engineering education. = Creativity and engineering education. In: Experience and sustainability of international curriculum development in naval architecture. Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, pp. 55-73. ISBN 978-953-7738-00-6

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Abstract

The paper reviews the experiences in implementation of methods for enhancing creativity in engineering education. At the beginning it discusses the public perception of engineering work and recapitulates the general views on creativity. Next it reminds on the common aspects of creativity and innovativeness in engineering. Then it summarizes the basics of creative processes and some of the often mentioned methods for provoking and stimulating creativity such as brain storming, brain writing 6-3-5 methods, lateral thinking, TRIZ, methods like the Walt Disney creativity strategy, design for six sigma, synectics and ideation in general. The paper in the continuation compiles some reported experiences in teaching creatively and learning creativity in engineering education such as active learning and problem based learning. At the end it presents some examples of student involvements in creative problem solving projects at the Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering in Zagreb.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords (Croatian): engineering education; creativity; learning methods; TRIZ; Brainstorming; Lateral thinking; Creative Thinking Skills; Active Learning AL; Problem-Based Learning PBL; Problem Solving; sinectics; six sigma
Subjects: TECHNICAL SCIENCE > Mechanical Engineering
Divisions: 600 Department of Naval Engineering and Marine Technology > 640 Chair of Shipbuilding Technology
Indexed in Web of Science: No
Indexed in Current Contents: No
Date Deposited: 11 May 2015 09:24
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2017 10:48
URI: http://repozitorij.fsb.hr/id/eprint/4108

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