Work in progress - Promoting innovative design

Mica A. Hutchison, Ann F. Mckenna

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Based on rapid technological and educational advances in other nations, recent reports on the status of engineering and scientific research in the U.S. have expressed concern for our nation's future position in the global economy. These reports have suggested combating the issue by increasing opportunities for college students to practice the use of innovation in learning. In an effort to understand how educators might create the most effective opportunities for introducing students to innovation, this study investigates students' use of innovation in their development of design solutions. Guided by the adaptive expertise framework, we explore students' perceptions of the problem-solving environment and the influence those perceptions have on their use of innovation in design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication37th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event37th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE - Milwaukee, WI, United States
Duration: Oct 10 2007Oct 13 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
ISSN (Print)1539-4565


Other37th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMilwaukee, WI


  • Adaptive expertise
  • Innovative design
  • Knowledge transfer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications


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