Improvement of Thinking and Problem Solving Skills of Engineering Students as a Result of a Formal Course on TRIZ Thinking Tools

Iouri Belski
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia

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Ingår i: The 13th International Conference on Thinking Norrköping; Sweden June 17-21; 2007

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 21:2, s. 11-17

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Publicerad: 2007-07-20


ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


Forty two engineering students at RMIT were enrolled into a course on Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ); which was conducted over 13 weeks in semester 2 2006. Results of the student surveys show that most of the students’ perception of their abilities in problem solving changed vastly as a result of the course. Students reflected that they would never have expect themselves to come up with the ideas they though of and suggested while conducting their final project if they had not been properly taught the tools of problem solving.


Thinking; problem solving; TRIZ


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