The Experiences of an Engineering Design Education Project: The Case of Prototyping the Next Generation Dishwasher Door
2008 (English)In: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT & ORGANISATIONAL LEARNING / [ed] OSullivan, K, NR READING: ACADEMIC CONFERENCES LTD , 2008, 61-69 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Innovation is not a skill that belongs to a single individual that cannot be improved. Instead innovation should be addressed as a social event where the unified working knowledge stands the chance of leveraging regular work activities, enhancing the status quo. The purpose of this paper is to describe how an engineering student project can produce radical new output working in a highly self-regulated project team. The paper investigates how learning objectives, creative activities and team performance is centralized around committed individuals working as one. Using a full year academic graduate course, observational data and participant's reflections has been directed to better understand the relationship between functional knowledge, problem-based learning and creative activities. The findings emphasize that clear stated learning objectives in combination with an open and flexible coaching could have a positive affect on students' motivation to learn, participate and understand future work roles and processes.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
NR READING: ACADEMIC CONFERENCES LTD , 2008. 61-69 p.
Innovation, engineering education, creativity, case study, prototyping, dishwasher
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-38698ISI: 000260973300008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-38698DiVA: diva2:439699
5th International Conference on Intellectual Capital and Knowledge Management and Organisational Learning, New York Inst Technol, New York, NY, OCT 09-10, 2008
QC 201109082011-09-082011-08-312011-09-08Bibliographically approved