Creative Thinking in University Physics Education

Creative thinking means thinking outside the box. Most students believe that creative thinking is something that strikes at random. But in physics education, there are many ways to use creative problem solving, even if students don’t think they have innate creativity.

This book is dedicated to introducing concepts and ideas around creative thinking. It provides practical advice and guidance for those who teach physics in universities to help them embed opportunities for creativity in their teaching and their students’ learning. The target audience for this text is all who teach physics at the university level, but anyone concerned with professional development courses in creativity will profit from reading this book.

Review by Christian Brosseau, Optica Fellow and professor of physics, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France.

The opinions expressed in the book review section are those of the reviewer and do not necessarily reflect those of OPN or its publisher, Optica (formerly OSA).


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