Creative Ways of Knowing in Engineering

  • Diana Bairaktarova
  • Michele Eodice

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About this book


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.


Engineering education Engineering Education Research Rethinking Engineering Education Creativity in engineering education Liberal arts in engineering education

Editors and affiliations

  • Diana Bairaktarova
    • 1
  • Michele Eodice
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Engineering EducationVirginia TechBlacksburgUSA
  2. 2.University of OklahomaNormanUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-49351-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-49352-7
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