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ERIC Number: EJ940231
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0304-3797
Creativity on the Teaching Agenda
Lewis, Timothy Michael
European Journal of Engineering Education, v29 n3 p415-428 2004
In the rapidly changing modern world there is a special need for engineers to be responsive to the differing demands of their physical, technical, social and economic environments. To do this effectively, they need to be able to think and act creatively. The typical engineering student is characteristically not particularly creative. This makes it all the more important that they are encouraged to develop whatever creative conceptual skills they have and to learn techniques that can enhance their creativity. This paper describes a start that has been made to teaching creativity to undergraduate civil engineering students using a set of examples and puzzles that are designed to highlight mental traps that we create for ourselves, and tricks to try to circumvent them. (Contains 8 notes and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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