New Orleans, Louisiana
June 26, 2016
June 26, 2016
August 28, 2016
Computers in Education
The main objective of engineering education is to cultivate students to possess capabilities demanded by industries. However, the demanded skills by industries largely falls into interdisciplinary experiences with creative thinking capability due to emerging competitive markets. Therefore, today’s engineering education should design some appropriate curricula to inspire students' critical thinking so as to foster their creativity in order to solve today’s sophisticated engineering problems. To achieve the purpose, based on creativity development theory, this study intends to design and develop the learning portfolio items constructed in the backend of a learning system according to learning objectives and teaching strategies of engineering project course. In the learning platform, by following the instructor's planning and guidance, students’ behaviors in their learning activities were recorded in the backend database. Those attributes, such as frequency, sequence, and association of learning behavior would be effectively identified through a structured arrangement and statistical analysis to discover those key activities in inspiring the students' creativity along with the creativity assessment results. According to the findings of this study, high creativity learners proceeded with active exploration more frequently in learning so as to independent thinking, resulting in better problem solving skills than lower creativity learners. As for the cognitive level, the high creativity learners frequently demonstrated their superiority in the problem analysis, and synthesis during the learning activity.
Wu, T., & Huang, Y. R., & Shadiev, R. (2016, June), The Application of Multi-dimensional Learning Portfolios for Exploring the Creativity Learning Behavior in Engineering Education Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.27355
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