Stimulating Creative Insights through Dialectics-Driven Collaborations on an Engineering Project
Wednesday, June 29 5:15 PM-7:00 PM Location: Grand Ballroom C
Presider: Jodie Hemerda, Bridgepoint Education, United States
Abstract: This study investigates whether and how creativity could be amplified in group collaborations by intentionally exercising principles of dialectics. On a power engineering project, 15 teams including 53 male and 23 female college freshmen participated in this study. A guideline and a Creativity Engineering System were developed to provide a dialectic-oriented structure for group discussions. Qualitative and quantitative data were collected. Several tentative findings emerged.