Harnessing the creativity of science students to develop an online learning tool

Bulmer, Michael and Meiring, Joyce (2011). Harnessing the creativity of science students to develop an online learning tool. In: Michael Docherty, Proceedings of the CreateWorld10 Conference. CreateWorld 2010, Brisbane, Australia, (13-19). 29 November - 1 December 2010.

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Author Bulmer, Michael
Meiring, Joyce
Title of paper Harnessing the creativity of science students to develop an online learning tool
Conference name CreateWorld 2010
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates 29 November - 1 December 2010
Proceedings title Proceedings of the CreateWorld10 Conference
Publisher Apple University Consortium Australia
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9780947209378
Editor Michael Docherty
Start page 13
End page 19
Total pages 7
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Creativity plays a fundamental role in scientific investigation and there are various perspectives on the nature and source of this creativity (Simonton, 2004). However there has often been little opportunity for students to be creative in the early years of an undergraduate science curriculum. In previous work we have used the creative expressions of students to gain insight into world views and attitudes (Rolka and Bulmer, 2005). In this paper we present an innovative virtual environment for teaching and learning that aims to encourage creative scientific investigation but that has also been built through the creative input of students. We begin with an overview of this environment, the “Island”, and its initial design before looking at three ways in which student creativity has been harnessed in its development.
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