Proceedings of the 2019 Building Technology Educator’s Society Conference
Innovation can begin with conjecture, with a searching for more effective solutions, or with an application to currently unknown or unarticulated needs. Innovation scholarship examines the personal intellectual habits that support new ideas, such as openness and exploratory behavior, as well as the circumstances behind the places in which creativity flourishes, such as support for cross-disciplinary fertilization and access to resources. The 2019 BTES conference explored the role of technology education and curriculum in cultivating these intellectual habits in our students (and ourselves) and in creating the organizational spaces in which the future of practice will be shaped. Papers included in the proceedings present research and pedagogical applications that explore innovative practices and integrative thinking in the academy and profession.
Peggi L. Clouston and Naomi Darling
UMass Amherst Department of Architecture, UMass College of Humanities and Fine Arts, UMass Building Construction Technology Program, Trimble, American Institute of Architects, Five College Consortium