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Cunningham, Ben – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2018
To promote the development of greater creativity in my students' design work, I created an online tool--called Reflective Inquiry (RI)--that accompanies all of my open-ended assignments and that I require students to submit with each project. The RI is composed of a series of prompts that students must respond to, almost daily, to explain and…
Descriptors: Creativity, Creative Development, Design, Studio Art
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Heinrich, Falk – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2018
The article presents a theoretical elaboration of the potential relationship between the academic and artistic approaches within a problem-based educational setting. The investigation is based on Koestler's idea of the "bisociation" (blending) of dissimilar thinking and action matrices as the foundational mechanism of human creation in…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, Bachelors Degrees
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Foged, Isak Worre – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2018
This paper proposes, exemplifies and discusses a new design method that includes both artistic and scientific modes of working. It is based on the idea of integrated design processes driven by strategic implementation of what is termed sequential primary generators. The paper begins by discussing design and creative process research and then…
Descriptors: Design, Creativity, Architecture, Architectural Education
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Servant, Virginie F. C.; Noordzij, Gera; Spierenburg, Emely J.; Frens, Maarten A. – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2015
This paper addresses the way in which students' cognitive creativity and the construction of meaning could be fostered by means of assessment in a Problem-based learning programme. We propose that a dual assessment structure within such a programme through examinations and coursework assignments could ensure the acquisition of a foundational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Problem Based Learning, Cognitive Processes, Creativity
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Nissilä, Säde-Pirkko; Virkkula, Esa – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2015
PBL is learning through becoming conscious of practical and abstract problems and finding ways how to solve them. It can be a pattern which doesn't follow traditional divisions of disciplines. In this article the material was collected from two, in the first sight, very different groups. One was music students (N = 62) who had to learn to solve…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Musicians, Engineering, Problem Solving
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Thorsted, Ann Charlotte; Bing, Rie Grønbeck; Kristensen, Michael – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2015
This article recounts reflections by a small group of students and their supervisor on play utilized at their meetings as part of a Problem Based Learning (PBL) process. The students experienced how a less traditional professor-student relationship arose, which transformed their interaction and relationship into a more holistic, trustful,…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Play, Teacher Student Relationship, Holistic Approach
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Pihl, Ole – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2015
How do architecture students experience the contradictions between the individual and the group at the Department of Architecture and Design of Aalborg University? The Problem-Based Learning model has been extensively applied to the department's degree programs in coherence with the Integrated Design Process, but is a group-based architecture and…
Descriptors: Architecture, Foreign Countries, Problem Based Learning, Design