Proposal Title

Teaching and learning creativity in undergraduate 'Engineering and Society' context: Comparing faculty and student perspectives

Session Type

Presentation

Room

P&A Rm 148

Start Date

July 2015

Keywords

creativity, engineering, teacher learner comparison

Primary Threads

Evaluation of Learning

Abstract

Engineering faculty at McMaster have approached students’ holistic skills development in a range of approaches. Upon examination of student qualities consistently sought by alumni in industry, we have identified three target areas for student development: creativity, critical thinking, and relational skills (broadly combining interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence, leadership). This presentation focuses on comparing faculty and student perspectives on creativity in engineering, with the aim of inviting the audience to develop measures of creativity that would guide pedagogical design. An example learning task is presented for audience feedback and stimulation of discussion.

Elements of Engagement

  1. Defining measures of creativity for specific course contexts
  2. Examining an example and developing a learning task for students

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Teaching and learning creativity in undergraduate 'Engineering and Society' context: Comparing faculty and student perspectives

P&A Rm 148

Engineering faculty at McMaster have approached students’ holistic skills development in a range of approaches. Upon examination of student qualities consistently sought by alumni in industry, we have identified three target areas for student development: creativity, critical thinking, and relational skills (broadly combining interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence, leadership). This presentation focuses on comparing faculty and student perspectives on creativity in engineering, with the aim of inviting the audience to develop measures of creativity that would guide pedagogical design. An example learning task is presented for audience feedback and stimulation of discussion.