Do Classes in Cooperative Classrooms Have a Positive Influence on Creativity and Teamwork Skills for Engineering Students?

Martínez, Raquel and González Fernández, María Camino and Campoy Cervera, Pascual and García-Sánchez, Álvaro and Ortega Mier, Miguel Ángel (2014). Do Classes in Cooperative Classrooms Have a Positive Influence on Creativity and Teamwork Skills for Engineering Students?. "International Journal of Engineering Education", v. 30 (n. 6 B); pp. 1729-1740. ISSN 0949-149X.

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Title: Do Classes in Cooperative Classrooms Have a Positive Influence on Creativity and Teamwork Skills for Engineering Students?
Author/s:
  • Martínez, Raquel
  • González Fernández, María Camino
  • Campoy Cervera, Pascual
  • García-Sánchez, Álvaro
  • Ortega Mier, Miguel Ángel
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: International Journal of Engineering Education
Date: 2014
Volume: 30
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: creativity; teamwork; new methodology; public speaking
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería de Organización, Administración de Empresas y Estadística
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Contributing to the acquisition of professional creativity and teamwork skills has been a special challenge for some of the subjects taught at the Technical University of Madrid (UPM), and this has been a starting point for the work described in this paper. Some professors have intuited that the use of cooperative classrooms could facilitate the acquisition of these skills. We describe the new methodologies applied within cooperative classrooms by some professors, and present the procedure for measuring students’ perception of their own learning outcomes, skill improvements, and overall satisfaction with the use of this kind of classroom. For this project, 250 students enrolled in several subjects answered a questionnaire. The featuresof thesubjectsinvolved intheproject arewidely disparate. We present the results of the statistical analysis with special emphasis on creativity and teamwork skills, and we conclude that the use of cooperative classroom has a positive influence on the acquisition of these skills. This work has the added value of being the first analysis of student perception of the use of cooperative classroom in the acquisition of creativity and teamwork skills.

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Item ID: 36013
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/36013/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:36013
Official URL: http://www.ijee.ie/contents/c300614B.html
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 22 Feb 2016 17:00
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2017 13:59
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