Measuring and enhancing creativity

Kamyar C. Mahboub, Margaret B. Portillo, Yinhui Liu, Susantha Chandraratna

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The purpose of this study was to assess ways by which creativity may be enhanced in a design-oriented course. In order to demonstrate the validity of the approach, a statistically based study was employed. Additionally, the experiment was replicated in two design-oriented fields at the University of Kentucky. These fields were civil engineering and interior design. The study revealed that creativity performance may be enhanced as a result of a special training module. This was shown to be valid in both civil engineering and interior design disciplines.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)429-436
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Journal of Engineering Education
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2004

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors would like to acknowledge the substantial contributions provided by Dr. Linda Worley in the conceptual planning stages of this project. The authors would also like to thank the University of Kentucky Teaching and Learning Center and the Chancellor's Office for seed funding.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • General Engineering


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