Proposal Title

Creativity Enhancement Module in Engineering Education

Proposal Abstract

A Creativity Enhancement Module (CEM) was proposed and was practiced in a senior electrical engineering course. The environment that encourages and supports creativity and innovation while tolerating sensible risks was cultivated. The CEM activities and the positive results from the CEM practices will be presented. A case study was conducted by using creativity as one of the criteria in peer evaluation of the course projects. The comparison is made to the creativity with and without implementing the CEM. The evidences are found in the originality of the project topic selections and novelty of the project approaches, the "out-of-box" thinking and innovative problem solving, as well as creative expressions in reports and presentations (e.g. using analogies and metaphors) with CEM practice. One project even created a novel simulation method for Electrocardiogram (ECG) signals in heart disease diagnosis. The evidences show that the CEM has effectively enhanced the creativity.

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Room 2903

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 10th, 3:00 PM Mar 10th, 3:45 PM

Creativity Enhancement Module in Engineering Education

Room 2903

A Creativity Enhancement Module (CEM) was proposed and was practiced in a senior electrical engineering course. The environment that encourages and supports creativity and innovation while tolerating sensible risks was cultivated. The CEM activities and the positive results from the CEM practices will be presented. A case study was conducted by using creativity as one of the criteria in peer evaluation of the course projects. The comparison is made to the creativity with and without implementing the CEM. The evidences are found in the originality of the project topic selections and novelty of the project approaches, the "out-of-box" thinking and innovative problem solving, as well as creative expressions in reports and presentations (e.g. using analogies and metaphors) with CEM practice. One project even created a novel simulation method for Electrocardiogram (ECG) signals in heart disease diagnosis. The evidences show that the CEM has effectively enhanced the creativity.