Abstract—The purpose of this study is to investigate the
application of “Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate” (CDIO)
approach in the construction and engineering colleges in a
private university in central Taiwan. The study wants to
investigate students’ creative thinking ability, problem-solving
ability and their attitudes toward this “learning by doing”
method. Students from the construction and engineering
colleges were chosen to form interdisciplinary teams, and took
interdisciplinary required courses, which are aimed to help
students discover questions and find solutions through the
process of stimulating students’ imagination. After the courses,
a 32-item questionnaire on a Likert scale was given to 150
students in both colleges to measure their learning attitude
toward the CDIO-based courses. The results showed that
students are more engaged and motivated in the courses, and
they learn how to integrate feedback from their peers. Overall,
students have positive attitudes toward the CDIO-based
program and they are willing to take more relevant courses in
Index Terms—CDIO, creative thinking, learning attitude.
B. T. Wang is with the Foreign Language Center, Feng-Chia University, Taiwan (e-mail: email@example.com).
C. Y. Lee is with the Center for Teaching and Learning Resource, Feng-Chia University, Taiwan (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
C. C. Chiu is with Feng-Chia University, Taiwan (e-mail: email@example.com).
C. W. Teng is with Graduate Institute of Public Policy, Feng-Chia University, Taiwan (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Bor-Tyng Wang, Ching-Yi Lee, Chuang-Chien Chiu, and Chun-Wen Teng, "Assessment of Student Learning Attitudes toward CDIO-Based Course Design: A Case Study in Taiwan," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 7, no. 12, pp. 932-936, 2017.