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An Analysis of the Correlation of Engineering Education Major College Students' Technological Problem Solving Tendency between Technological Problem Solving Capability (공학 교육 전공 대학생의 기술적 문제 해결 성향과 기술적 문제 해결력 간의 상관 관계 분석)

  • Jo, Han-Jin;Kim, Taehoon
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.16 no.6
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    • pp.38-44
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    • 2013
  • This study has the purpose to identify the correlation of engineering education major college students' technological problem solving tendency between technological problem solving capability. To that end, the technological problem solving tendencies of 79 students enrolled in engineering education related department in college of education, 'C' University located in Daejeon metropolitan city were examined, and the correlation of technological problem solving tendency between technological problem solving capability was analyzed through measurement of technological problem solving capability. As for the correlation among problem solving confidence a sub-element of technological problem solving tendency and technological problem solving capability, positive correlation was found in result 3, result 4 and result average. As for the correlation among approach-avoidance tendency a sub-element of technological problem solving tendency and technological problem solving capability, positive correlation was found in result 5 and result average. As for the correlation among self-control recognition degree the sub-element of technological problem solving tendency and technological problem solving capability, positive correlation was found in result 1, result 3 and result average. As for the correlation among problem solving tendency and technological problem solving capability, positive correlation was found in result 3, result 4, result 5 and result average.

Analysis of Engineering Problem-Solving Ability by the TRIZ Learning (트리즈 학습에 따른 공학적 문제해결능력 분석)

  • Lee, Jae-Kyoung
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.19 no.6
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    • pp.3-9
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    • 2016
  • Amonng many creative problem-solving methodologies, the TRIZ with practicality and applicability has been utilized a lot in practice and education. This research introduced the TRIZ course for engineering problem-solving training to engineering college students. Then, a survey about students' ability to solve engineering problems after the TRIZ course were analyzed statistically. Finally, problem-solving cases of industry in each team project were examined. It is proved that an understanding of the TRIZ should be confirmed on that can be applied and utilized and can be linked to well performing team projects. Therefore, it is determined that more active efforts are required for the development of TRIZ learing methods to improve the education system to help students improve comprehension for students in creative problem-solving skills.

Ethical Problem Solving in Engineering: Matrix Guide (공학 분야의 윤리적 문제해결방법: 매트릭스 가이드)

  • Han, Kyong-Hee;Heo, Jun-Haeng;Yun, Il-Gu;Lee, Kang-Taek;Kang, Ho-Jeong
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.15 no.1
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    • pp.61-71
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    • 2012
  • The core issue of ethical problem solving in engineering is to understand what exactly happened and to define its nature. Problems often arise mostly in morally complex situations. Traditional philosophical theories usually focus on extreme conflicts of interest and suggest moral theory-centered problem solving methods. However, these methods are not only difficult to specifically apply to real situations, but also are likely to fail to deal with actual moral issues in engineering fields. This study aims to develop more desirable ethical problem solving methods, based on STS (Science and Technology Studies) and engineering ethics combined. First, we have examined the engineering ethics with implications of an STS perspective, then have analyzed traditional ethical problem solving methods in a critical point of view. This study will suggest a new ethical problem solving method named Matrix Guide, based upon those analyses. Specifically, this study classifies four stages of problem definition, analysis, solving, and feedback. Here, we focus on how to combine technological and non-technological factors in each stage, when we are facing morally complex situations in engineering sectors.

Creative Problem Solving Process using TRIZ Contradiction Analysis (트리즈의 모순분석을 활용한 창의적 문제해결 실습과정)

  • Kim, Taioun
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.18 no.3
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    • pp.39-45
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    • 2015
  • Many methods have been suggested for a creative problem solving approach. TRIZ approach is ranked top in its practical application because it is originated from the real patent analysis. This approach is assumed to be generic which can be applied to any types of problems regardless of problem type and its domain. The objective of this study is to propose a creative problem solving approach using TRIZ's contradiction analysis, then introduce a case study of applying this approach to a creative design coursework. Main topic covers a creative problem solving approach, a problem definition using TRIZ contradiction analysis, finding invention principles, and problem solving from the generic approach. For the course project, Roborobo tool is adopted to implement the design concept. This coursework helps students finding a general problem solving approach, and applying a generic solution for their specific problem domain.

Analysis of Structural Relationships Among Predictors of Creative Problem Solving in Engineering (공학분야 대학생의 창의적 문제해결에 영향을 미치는 지식융합 변인의 구조적 관계 분석)

  • PARK, Sung-Mi;YANG, Hwang-Kyu
    • Journal of Fisheries and Marine Sciences Education
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    • v.27 no.4
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    • pp.963-972
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    • 2015
  • This study examined the impact of variables(collaboration, convergence motive, convergence thinking) on the creativity problem solving of engineering college students. 522 students among engineering colleges in Pusan and Ulsan were sampled. For the statistical analysis, analysis of covariance structure by AMOS 18.0 was applied. Results from structural equation modeling analyses indicated that a hypothesized model produced a better fit to the data than a comparative structural model. The hypothesized model shows the following results. On the basis of the hypothesized model, collaboration effected to directly convergence motive and creative problem solving, and convergence motive effected to directly convergence thinking, convergence motive effected to directly creative problem solving, convergence thinking effected to directly creative problem solving, and collaboration effected to indirectly convergence thinking by convergence motive. Therefore this study suggested the collaboration, convergence motive and convergence thinking are significantly variables to facilitate the creative problem solving for knowledge fusion in engineering.

Creative Problem Solving Style, Self-leadership and Locus of Control in the Korean Engineering College Students (공대생들의 창의적 문제해결유형별 셀프리더십과 통제소재)

  • Ahn, Jeong-Ho;Lim, Jee-Young
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.13 no.4
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    • pp.122-129
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    • 2010
  • This study was conducted to compare the self-leadership strategies and locus of control between the problem-solving styles in the Korean engineering college students. Creative problem-solving styles were identified based on the three dimensions. The results of the two-way analysis of variances indicated the main effects of problem-solving styles; each problem-solving style had unique characteristics in relation to self-leadership strategies and locus of control. There were neither main effects of sex nor interaction effects of problem-solving styles and sex. It would be useful to provide the engineering students with the specialized self-leadership training program based on the problem-solving styles.

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Analysis of Engineering Students' Characteristics in Design Problem Solving (설계 문제의 해결 과정에서 나타나는 공과대학생의 문제해결 특성 분석)

  • Rho, Tae-Cheon;Kim, Young-Jong;Kim, Tae-Hoon
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.9 no.4
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    • pp.46-62
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    • 2006
  • The purpose of this study is to identify characteristics which are related with design problem solving. For this, an effective problem solver and an ineffective problem solver have been compared and analyzed in terms of the process of design problem solving with a population of students who are enrolled in College of Engineering. This study can be concluded as follows. First, the process of design problem solving was performed in non-linear form and it was varied depending on individuals. Second, the results of problem solving could be varied according to the qualitative level of performance in each stage rather than according to the differences of consumption time by each stage. Third, the main activities in process of design problem solving were identifying a design brief, identifying requirements, exploring a problem solution, and idea modeling. Fourth, the making activities took place most frequently and the longest time in the entire process, meanwhile exploring a problem solution was related to the results of design problem solving.

Effects of Teamwork Competence on Problem Solving in Engineering Students: Mediating Effect of Creative Personality (공과대학생의 팀워크역량이 문제해결능력에 미치는 영향: 창의적 인성의 매개효과)

  • Bae, Sung Ah;Ok, Seung-Yong;Noh, Soo Rim
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.22 no.3
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    • pp.32-40
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    • 2019
  • This paper deals with the effects of teamwork competence on problem solving ability through the mediating effect of creative personality for the engineering students. For this purpose, a regression-based statistical mediation analysis has been performed for a simple mediation model in which teamwork competence and problem solving ability were treated as independent and dependent variables respectively, and creative personality was included as a mediation variable. The analysis results showed that the teamwork competence has direct effect on the problem solving ability as well as indirect effect through the creative personality. This result implies that the problem solving ability can be improved directly by improving the teamwork competence, and moreover, it can be further improved indirectly or through the mediation effect by improving the creative personality. Thus, in order to develop excellent problem solving ability, it is necessary to form team members in a balanced way between teamwork competence and creative personality in the team-based learning.

Case Study on Application of TRIZ Theory and Creative Cost Savings in Architectural Engineering (건축공학에서 트리즈이론의 적용과 창의적 비용절감사례연구)

  • Jang, Myung-Houn;Ko, Dong-Woo
    • Knowledge Management Research
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    • v.16 no.3
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    • pp.65-80
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    • 2015
  • Problems solved by the TRIZ method have been developed and applied in many fields ranging from management as well as engineering. Most of the problems occurring in the construction site should be applied immediately. To solve the problem of building engineering, formulation of the problem solving process using the TRIZ method is needed. This study classified and analyzed the problem solving process of architectural engineering technology in accordance with the procedures of TRIZ, and showed the case of solving problem in the field and the availability of TRIZ theory in architectural engineering. This paper shows that the TRIZ theory can be used as a tool for creative problem solving and cost reduction in architectural engineering.

A Study on Effects of Make-A-Thon Program based on Engineering Problem Solving for Science high school students (과학고등학교 학생을 대상으로 한 공학적 문제해결 중심 메이커톤 프로그램의 개발 및 효과)

  • Kim, Youngmin;Choi, Jinsu
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.23 no.3
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    • pp.13-19
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    • 2020
  • The purpose of this study is to develop and apply a make-a-thon program based on engineering problem solving for science high school students and to analyze the changes of participating students. Through the consultation of teachers and experts, a team-based and student-driven engineering problem-solving-oriented make-a-thon program was developed. And, the program operated using KAIST's human and material resources for 51 students. Students composed of 12 teams studied 12 topics through an engineering problem-solving process, and the overall program satisfaction was very high, on average 4.62. Through this program, students' creative leader competency have been positively changed, especially in cognitive characteristics (diffusion thinking, problem solving ability) and social characteristics (pursuit of social values). Attitudes toward engineering also changed positively, especially in terms of difficulty of engineering, interest in engineering, gender role in engineering, and engineering and occupational factors. In conclusion, it was confirmed that this program is very effective for science high school students with high demand for engineering education.