Spotlight on Teaching and Learning: Academic Innovators — Dan Frank Rusty’s Riddles
How can creative, interactive activities help students use their imagination while experimenting and designing for their customers?
Teaching Assistant Professor Daniel Frank has created a learning environment that cultivates imagination in his first-year engineering courses. Frank’s innovation had him taking a few “clues” from a popular television series and creating a fictional customer for which his students would design a solution.
“If we want these really creative solutions, we need to be able to tap into that imagination,” Frank says.