June 23, 2013
June 23, 2013
June 26, 2013
Biological & Agricultural
23.613.1 - 23.613.25
Fostering Creativity in Engineering Education through Experiential and Team-based LearningAbstractThe Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, the recognizedaccreditation agency for engineering in the United States, requires a set of learningoutcomes (known as ABET a-k) to be regularly self-evaluated. Results of this self-evaluation may be used to improve educational programs. As part of the effort to improveeducational programs based on a self evaluation of a particular learning model, this studyinvestigates how creativity can be fostered among freshman engineering students as aresult of exposing them to various creative problem solving exercises in an active,experiential, and team-based learning environment. An introductory course toengineering design at _________ University was used to determine how creativity waspromoted among students after completing the course. Established research findings increativity studies were used to measure creativity both as a construct and a processamong students. Qualitative approaches were used and the research design includedextensive field observations, focus group interviews, student questionnaires, andportfolios assessments. Results of the study showed that the use of an experiential andteam-based learning model in the freshman engineering design course enhanced bothprocess- and construct-based creativity dimensions among students during the course ofthe study.
Aboukinane, C., & Moriasi, D. N., & Kenimer, A. L., & Dooley, K., & DUPE Linder, J. (2013, June), Fostering Creativity in Engineering Education through Experiential and Team-based Learning Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. 10.18260/1-2--19627
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