Experiential collaborative learning and preferential thinking

Antonio Volpentesta, Salvatore Ammirato, Francesco Sofo

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    The paper presents a Project-Based Learning (shortly, PBL) approach in a collaborative educational environment aimed to develop design ability and creativity of students coming from different engineering disciplines. Three collaborative learning experiences in product design were conducted in order to study their impact on preferred thinking styles of students. Using a thinking style inventory, pre- and post-survey data was collected and successively analyzed through ANOVA techniques. Statistically significant results showed students successfully developed empathy and an openness to multiple perspectives. Furthermore, data analysis confirms that the proposed collaborative learning experience positively contributes to increase awareness in students’ thinking styles
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTInternational Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, TECH-EDUCATION 2010
    Subtitle of host publicationTechnology Enhanced Learning. Quality of Teaching and Educational Reform
    EditorsMiltiadis D. Lytras, Patricia Ordonez De Pablos, David Avison
    Place of PublicationGermany
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)9783642131653
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventFirst International Conference, TECH-EDUCATION 2010 - Athens, Greece
    Duration: 19 May 201021 May 2010


    ConferenceFirst International Conference, TECH-EDUCATION 2010


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