Increasing integration of the creative process across engineering curricula

Thomas Litzinger, Sarah Zappe, Samuel Hunter, Irene Mena

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An interactive workshop has been developed that is intended to increase the integration of the creative process across engineering curricula. The workshop introduces participants to key findings from the research on creativity and the creative process including effectiveness of instruction on creative performance and assessment of creativity. A key goal of the workshop is helping instructors to see the strong parallels between the creative process and the processes used to address novel, complex problems in engineering design, analysis, and experimentation. The outcomes of the first two workshops were quite positive and indicate that it is effective in increasing knowledge about the creative process and in helping engineering instructors begin to design activities for integrating the creative process, or elements of it, into their courses. However, the outcomes also point to opportunities to improve future versions of the workshop.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-342
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Engineering Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • General Engineering


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