A Contrarian View of How to Develop Creativiity in Science and Engineering

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This paper outlines what an individual engineer or scientist can do to increase her or his creativity. It then describes what educators can do and makes two proposals: (a) Reduce the number of courses required for undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering and science and (b) change the nature of laboratory courses and Ph. D. research so that students have the freedom to try out their own ideas, with the expectation that they will make mistakes and will both expand their creativity and learn more, by doing.

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Perl, Martin L. November 8, 2007.

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This paper outlines what an individual engineer or scientist can do to increase her or his creativity. It then describes what educators can do and makes two proposals: (a) Reduce the number of courses required for undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering and science and (b) change the nature of laboratory courses and Ph. D. research so that students have the freedom to try out their own ideas, with the expectation that they will make mistakes and will both expand their creativity and learn more, by doing.

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  • Invited talk presented atThe Eight Olympiad of the Mind, , 11/15/2007-11/16/2007

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  • Report No.: SLAC-PUB-12850
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Perl, Martin L. A Contrarian View of How to Develop Creativiity in Science and Engineering, article, November 8, 2007; [Menlo Park, California]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc884967/: accessed April 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.