Successful Education

"Successful Education:
How to Educate Creative Engineers"

The book contains 200 pages including 85 artistic illustrations and 25 tables. A graphic part of the book elegantly uses visual intelligence to strengthen book's messages.

The book contents

Foreword 
Preface: Why This Book and Why Now?                                            
Introduction: A Dream 
An Overview of Successful Education: How to Educate Creative Engineers

Section One: Today

Chapter One - Reasons for Action

Lost Leadership                            
Lost Creativity 
Engineering Education in Crisis and the Rational Department
From Master-Apprentice to Scientific Paradigm   
The Vector of Psychological Inertia
Globalization 
Legacy
Current Calls for Action 
Today in Summary 

Chapter Two - Evolutionary Models

Systems Perspective 
TRIZ Perspective

Section Two: Tomorrow

Chapter Three - Conceptual Foundations 

The Theory of Successful Intelligence 
Successful vs. Conventional Intelligence  
Bloom’s Taxonomy vs. Sternberg’s Intelligence   
Successful Intelligence and BOK II 
Key Concepts

Transdisciplinarity
Emergent Behavior
Knowledge Convergence
Synthesis
Synesthesia
Thinking Styles

Da Vinci's Seven Principles

Curiosita
Dimonstrazione
Sensazione
Sfumato
Arte/Scienza
Corporalita
Connessione

The Medici Effect    
Creative Community

Chapter Four - The Successful Department

Mission, Goals, and Assumptions  
Successful Environment

Instructors
Various Cultural Backgrounds
Applied and Fundamental Research
Analytical vs. Exploratory Research
Levels: Local and Global Thinking Styles
Conservative and Liberal Thinking Styles
Consultants and Inventors
Internal and External Thinking Styles
Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Thinking Styles

Physical Environment    
Ambience     
Evaluations 

Section Three: Inspiration

Chapter Five- Toward a Modern Renaissance

Why Learn from the Renaissance? 
Renaissance Emergence
Renaissance Man 
Seven Perspectives on the Seven Principles

Historical Perspective
Philosophical Perspective
Scientific Perspective
Psychological Perspective
Leadership Perspective
Management Perspective
Educational Perspective: A Civil Engineering Example

Da Vincian Principles in Action

Epilogue                                                                           
Glossary                                                                          
References                                                                          

Illustrations 

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