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Creative thinking of engineering undergraduates through brainstorming during mathematical problem solving

Lim, K. K. and Yusof, Y. M. and Ismail, Z. (2019) Creative thinking of engineering undergraduates through brainstorming during mathematical problem solving. In: 2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2018, 4-7 Dec 2018, Novotel Wollongong Northbeach Hotel Wollongong, Australia.


Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TALE.2018.8615365


One of the tools that are widely used to develop creative thinking is known as brainstorming. This paper report on a research carried out to determine engineering undergraduates' creative thinking by using SCAMPER as a brainstorming technique. The purpose specifically is to determine the occurrence of using SCAMPER in solving the problems by the students. The research adopt exploratory case study methodology with mixed method research design. Three engineering undergraduates participated in the study. Videotaping is use to collect data during the process of problem solving in order to clarify the students' opinions and behaviors during the sessions of observation and interview. The results of this research suggest that the engineering undergraduates would use brainstorming as a strategy to discuss among themselves, and to generate ideas to solve the given problem. The findings were also consistent with the findings from previous studies showing that brainstorming helps in developing and supporting creative thinking. This give indications that brainstorming is useful as a creative thinking tool to stimulate students thinking in many fields of study including mathematics.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:brainstorming, creative thinking, engineering mathematics
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics
ID Code:88972
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:26 Jan 2021 16:36
Last Modified:26 Jan 2021 16:36

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