Student Creativity and Motivation in Educational Process – Case Study

DS 69: Proceedings of E&PDE 2011, the 13th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, London, UK, 08.-09.09.2011

Year: 2011
Editor: Kovacevic, Ahmed, Ion, William, McMahon, Chris, Buck, Lyndon and Hogarth, Peter
Author: Vukašinovi
Series: E&PDE
Section: Creativity in Design Education
Page(s): 155-159


The change in the curriculum at The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, was an opportunity to influence the students’ perception of the design and the new product development process. It is well known that the case study work stimulates the interest also for the theory, however, the one step further that we took, was to build the case study on each student’s personal experience. Personal involvement into the development process appeared to enhance the interest for the problem recognition and the motivation to solve it. This motivation was then the fundament for student creativity during the study of the product development process. The whole study and development process was followed by the coaches through the reports which were prepared by the students as well as statistically with the qualitative and quantitative questionnaires.

Keywords: Creativity, Inner Motivation


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