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General Information
    • ISSN: 2010-3689
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Monthly (Since 2015)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
    • Abstracting/ Indexing: EI (INSPEC, IET), Electronic Journals Library, Google Scholar, Crossref and ProQuest
    • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net
Editor-in-chief
Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
QUniversity, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJIET. The journal publishes good-quality papers which focous on the advanced researches in the field of information and education technology. Hopefully, IJIET will become a recognized journal among the scholars in the related fields.

IJIET 2013 Vol.3(2): 240-244 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2013.V3.272

Engineering Education in the 21st Century: Creativity, Collaboration, Invention

Joan Marie Kelly

Abstract—Engineers need to be the artists of the future, creatively solving problems of complex systems, environments, and cultures in a globally connected world. The nature of these problems demands that the engineer make connections between what may appear divergent and polarized. Why do artists study methods of creativity yet engineers do not? What possibilities open up when classrooms around the world teach collaboratively? In a new engineering program at Nanyang Technological University, in Singapore, engineers are studying Western figure drawing while also learning collaboratively with classrooms from America. This partnering invites the unexpected by mixing up the various contexts of the learners and facilitating insights. The Nanyang engineering program is giving students the ability to use traditional figure drawing while also learning collaboratively with classrooms from America.

Index Terms—Collaboration, creativity, drawing, engineering education, innovation.

Joan Marie Kelly is with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (e-mail:jmkelly@ntu.edu.sg).

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Cite: Joan Marie Kelly, "Engineering Education in the 21st Century: Creativity, Collaboration, Invention," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 240-244, 2013.

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