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Creative rap assisted pedagogies

O'Shea, Peter J. (2010) Creative rap assisted pedagogies. In Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Technology, The University of Technology, Sydney, pp. 280-283.

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Abstract

Creativity is an important graduate capability which needs to be cultivated in engineering students. The evidence suggests that to develop creativity and innovation in students it is necessary to give them significant practice is divergent thinking. This kind of practice is particularly important in disciplines such as the physical sciences and engineering which have traditionally had a heavy emphasis on convergent (rather than divergent) thinking. Accordingly, this paper presents a novel strategy for engendering divergent thinking in engineering students. It is an unconventional approach in which students compose and perform contemporary raps which help them to summarise and reflect on material covered in lectures.

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ID Code: 40708
Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: Accepted for 2011 HERDC Collection
Keywords: Creativity, Rap, Reflection
ISBN: 978-0-646-54610-0
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Electrical and Electronic Engineering not elsewhere classified (090699)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Deposited On: 09 May 2012 09:17
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2012 08:10

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