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Eco-creative training: wider competences profiling session for green design in chemical engineering

Agnieszka Szewczyk-Zakrzewska and Stanislav Avsec (2015) Eco-creative training: wider competences profiling session for green design in chemical engineering. In: V-STRENGTH International Virtual Conference on Green Jobs and Work Related Competences in Chemical Engineering, Sept 2015, Maribor.

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    As human populations increase in size, extent, and diversity, natural resource planners and policymakers must address growing concerns about a wide range of environments. To make the best decisions - for people and for nature - they need knowledge, skills and wider competences of creative thinking and decision-making, about how people, industry and natural environments influence each other. The human component of natural resource management became important issue worldwide. All forms of creative thinking can be an efficient mean to spread values and ideas important to influence people's minds and have an effect on their ways of thinking and living, thus generating some sort of change that may drive to reduce the impact of human being on the environment. Creative training for green design is important tool where creativity, business ideas, environmental issues and social inclusion come together. Creative design, in fact, thanks to its huge power of communication and capacity of interpreting the contemporaneity is particularly indicated to diffuse a message among young generations, especially engineering students, which are the ones who can really have possibility to change reality. Our research was aimed to reveal what effect it has of a two-day of training in the field of creative thinking on the activation of the creative potential of chemical engineering freshman students. Chemical engineers design both products and processes, and manage and optimize their performance in order to ensure safe that are economically viable and acceptable to the environment. It is important to note that chemical engineers must be able to respond to changing conditions of production. Thus, the success of chemical engineering is not only dependent on a formal or explicit knowledge, but - more than in the science-driven, such as chemistry - is also not explicable or implicit knowledge. Classified information is essential for the creation of tacit knowledge, which is crucial for the ingenuity of creative attitude characteristic of the humans. Hence, this present paper highlights the most appropriate creative thinking techniques that the educators and trainers employ to motivate the green abilities seekers most effective and inspirational for the upcoming generation.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Keywords: chemical engineering, wider competences, creative training, ecocreativity, green design
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    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Divisions: Department of Physics and Technical Studies > Chair of Tehnical Studies and the Didactics of Tehnical Education
    Item ID: 3277
    Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2015 11:32
    Last Modified: 28 Dec 2015 11:32
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/3277

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