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written by Patrick B. Kohl , H. Vincent Kuo, Susan Kowalski, and Frank Kowalski
Creative thought and the ability to innovate are critical skills in industrial and academic careers alike. There exist attempts to foster creative skills in the business world, but little such work has been documented in a physics context. In particular, there are few tools available for those who want to assess the creativity of their physics students, making it difficult to tell whether instruction is having any effect. In this paper, we outline a new elective course at the Colorado School of Mines in the physics department designed to develop creativity and innovation in physics majors. We present our efforts to assess this course formatively, using tablet PCs and InkSurvey software, and summatively using the discipline-independent Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking. We also describe early work towards developing a physics-specific instrument for measuring creativity.
Physics Education Research Conference 2011
Part of the PER Conference Invited Paper series
Omaha, Nebraska: August 3-4, 2011
Volume 1413, Pages 39-42
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10.1063/1.3679988
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01.40.G
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Creativity, PERC 2011
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P. Kohl, V. Kuo, S. Kowalski, and F. Kowalski, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, 2011, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11807&DocID=2657).
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P. Kohl, V. Kuo, S. Kowalski, and F. Kowalski, Promoting and Assessing Creativity and Innovation in Physics Undergraduates presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, 2011, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11807&DocID=2657>.
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Kohl, P., Kuo, V., Kowalski, S., & Kowalski, F. (2011, August 3-4). Promoting and Assessing Creativity and Innovation in Physics Undergraduates. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska. Retrieved April 17, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11807&DocID=2657
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Kohl, P, V. Kuo, S. Kowalski, and F. Kowalski. "Promoting and Assessing Creativity and Innovation in Physics Undergraduates." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, August 3-4, 2011. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11807&DocID=2657 (accessed 17 April 2014).
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Kohl, Patrick B., Vince Kuo, Susan Kowalski, and Frank Kowalski. "Promoting and Assessing Creativity and Innovation in Physics Undergraduates." Physics Education Research Conference 2011. Omaha, Nebraska: 2011. 39-42 Vol. 1413 of PER Conference Invited Paper. 17 Apr. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11807&DocID=2657>.
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