Creativity enhancement through experiential learning

Afida Ayob, Rosadah Abd Majid, Aini Hussain, Mohd Marzuki Mustaffa

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Abstract

Despite the implementation of many teaching and learning approaches, engineering education in higher institution continues to pose challenges to educators. Engineers as a profession, requires both the technical knowledge as well as 'hands-on' experience. Therefore, experiential learning can be very useful to provide the foundation of teaching and learning of engineering. A study has been conducted to explore experiential learning for the Electrical and Electronics Engineering undergraduates from the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment. These students were participants in a national competition for robotic design competition held annually. Through this new learning approach, the researcher targets to further develop and enhance creativity among the students. This study investigated how construct-based creativity models reflect creative behaviour through experiential-based learning environment. The construct based model used is by Torrance and Safter by measuring students against a list of creativity attributes. This study involvesthree components which provide the framework of the research which are field observations, creativity test and student portfolio assessments. Findings suggest that students' creativity dimensions have been developed and enhanced as a result of the problem solving process involved in the experiential learning activities. This study is beneficial as an indicator for the faculty administrators to plan what is the best and most effective method of delivery for engineering curriculum towards achieving innovation-led nation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)94-99
Number of pages6
JournalAdvances in Natural and Applied Sciences
Volume6
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012

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Keywords

  • Creativity
  • Engineering education
  • Higher education
  • Method of delivery

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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Creativity enhancement through experiential learning. / Ayob, Afida; Abd Majid, Rosadah; Hussain, Aini; Mustaffa, Mohd Marzuki.

In: Advances in Natural and Applied Sciences, Vol. 6, No. 2, 01.2012, p. 94-99.

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