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Creativity And Innovation: Core Capabilities For 6 12 Engineering Teachers

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2007 Annual Conference & Exposition


Honolulu, Hawaii

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June 24, 2007

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June 24, 2007

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June 27, 2007



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Emerging Trends in Engineering Education Poster Session

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12.421.1 - 12.421.17



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John Hansen The University of Texas-Tyler

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John W. Hansen is a Professor of Technology at The University of Texas at Tyler. He is the Founder and Executive Director of the Ingenuity Center. The mission of the Ingenuity Center is to enhance the understanding of technological activity in individuals and organizations and to conduct research on the understanding of a technologically literate and creative citizenry. A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Dr. Hansen is active in developing the standards and instructional resources required to support the development of a technologically literate and innovative workforce. He has administered over $3.5 million in grants and contracts and is recognized by the International Technology Education Association as a Distinguished Technology Educator.

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Table 1 Major 6 – 12 Engineering Courses for Preparing Teachers Introduction to 3-D Design and Modeling Principles of sketching and three-dimensional computer design as a problem-solving process. Sketching and computer design skills as strategies for enhancing communication, visualization, ideation, optimization, and evaluation of designs. Introduction to rapid prototyping technology. Human-Centered Design Application of design to meet human needs, expectations, and use. Accessibility design for the physically challenged. Prototyping and Simulation Application of prototyping practices using various materials and rapid prototyping. The utilization of computer simulations as a process for refining design projects. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in TECH 3360. Control Systems An introduction to electrical, electronic, and computer-controlled systems. Industrial Design Basic principles of design and processes of production and their influences on design. Materials, processes, techniques, and equipment commonly used in the manufacture of products. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in TECH 3360. Systems of Technology I An overview of mechanical, electrical, and fluid power systems as they relate to extending human potential. Systems of Technology II An overview of the thermal and optical technologies. Prerequisite: TECH 2365. Information and Communication Techniques Opportunity for development of clear and persuasive writing skills, study of interpersonal communication channels in internal and external environments, and experience in writing business letters, reports, and other written communications. Technological Research and Development Processes for guiding research and development of technological activities. Prerequisite: Senior standing. Information and Communication Technology An investigation of the concepts behind modern telecommunications systems. Students will explore the means by which systems are interconnected. Information will be provided regarding emerging developments in telecommunications hardware and software. Invention, Innovation, and Design Invention/creative processes and their role in economic-value creation. How humans use “design thinking” to create change. Protection of intellectual property. Teaching Skills for Design and Innovation

Hansen, J. (2007, June), Creativity And Innovation: Core Capabilities For 6 12 Engineering Teachers Paper presented at 2007 Annual Conference & Exposition, Honolulu, Hawaii. 10.18260/1-2--2955

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