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How academic teachers perceive and facilitate creativity

Last modified: 18.02.2014

We will present a case study result from a cross-disciplinary education called Medialogy, which is taught in the Technical and Science Faculty at Aalborg University. The aim of Medialogy is to facilitate creativity within technical solutions. The intention of this paper is to answer the following: how do the Medialogy teachers perceive creativity and how do they facilitate it? Many of the answers point to the pedagogical approach used in Problem Based Learning (PBL), which are perceived as an important element for the creative process. In this paper we will also argue the importance of including the social context (both on a macro and micro level) in the definition and use of creativity in an engineering education. Read more.