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Title Creative ways of knowing in engineering / Diana Bairaktarova, Michele Eodice, editors
Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2017
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Contents Foreword; Acknowledgements; Contents; About the Authors; Contributors; The New Renaissance Artificers: Harnessing the€Power of€Creativity in€the€Engineering Classroom; Engineering of€the€Future; Renaissance Engineering; The Innovator's DNA; Teaching and€Learning Creativity; Reflection on€Creative Experiences; The Experience of€Flow in€Education; The New Renaissance Artificers; The Thermodynamics Class; The Dynamics Class; The Spatial Visualization Class: The€Renaissance Engineer; Final Remarks; References; The Engineers' Orchestra: A€Conductorless Orchestra for€Our Time
Introduction Background; The Basic Argument; Motivation; Field-Independent Engineers; Constituencies; Arts-Based Learning; Why Music Ensembles?; Peak Performance: Collective Virtuosity; Teamwork; Leadership; Communication; Neurological Benefits; Skills Transfer; The Olin Conductorless Orchestra; Making Musical Decisions; A "Typical" Season; Strategies and€Blueprint; A Conductorless Orchestra as€Project-Based Learning (PBL); Possible Alternatives; The Engineers' Orchestra; Summary Remarks; References
Representing as€Knowing: Communicating in€Multiple Messaging Modes Multiple Messaging Modes and€Teaching Transferable Communication Skills; Making the€Numbers Talk: Evaluating and€Commenting on€Data Sets; Rationalizing vs. Reasoning; Implications for€Other Engineering Education Contexts; "Did You€Know?" Lightning Talks: Telling Stories About€Research; Rube Goldberg: A€Collaborative Approach to€Building Multimodal Communication Skills; Some Conclusions: Writing as€Creative Knowing, Knowledge Transfer, and€Engineering Education; References
Science Fiction as€Platform for€Problem-Based Learning and€Teaching Writing as€Design Summer 2002: The€Artist Instructs; Design-Driven Assignments; Unexpected Parallels in€Engineering; Exploration and€Design Thinking; How I€Use These Assignments in€First-Year Writing; Generating the€Generative and€Cross-Curricular Conversations in€the€University; References; Writing as€Knowing: Creative Knowing Through Multiple Messaging Modes in€an€Engineering Technical Communications Course; Chapter Structure and€Content; Review of€the€Literature; Writing as€Knowing
The Engineering of€a€Writing Assignment: Optimizing the€Research Paper in€an€Introductory Chemical Engineering Course in€the€United Arab Emirates Introduction; The UAE and€the€University; Introduction to€Chemical Engineering: The€Research Paper; Topic; Format; The Stakeholders Speak; Dr. Zubeidi: Goals and€Approach; Assignment Introduction; The Students; The Paper Process; Reflections; Responding to€the€Potential for€Improvement Section; Improving the€Assignment; Discussion; Optimizing the€Writing Assignment; Appendix 1: Initial Student Survey
Summary This book offers a platform for engineering educators who are interested in implementing a "creative ways of knowing" approach to presenting engineering concepts. The case studies in this book reveal how students learn through creative engagement that includes not only design and build activities, but also creative presentations of learning, such as composing songs, writing poems and short stories, painting and drawing, as well as designing animations and comics. Any engineering educator will find common ground with the authors, who are all experienced engineering and liberal arts professors, who have taken the step to include creative activities and outlets for students learning engineering.? Demonstrates various methods for returning to the basics of engineering education, which include design and creativity, teamwork and interdisciplinary thinking;? Discusses a timely topic, as higher education puts more attention on the student experience of learning in all disciplines;? Includes actual student products demonstrating "creative ways of knowing in engineering";? Highlights multiple ways to teach engineering concepts
Subject Engineering -- Study and teaching.
Form Electronic book
Author Bairaktarova, Diana, editor
Eodice, Michele, 1957- editor
ISBN 3319493523 (electronic bk.)
9783319493527 (electronic bk.)