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Title: Using the Concept of Serendipity in Education
Authors: Sawaizumi, Shigekazu
Katai, Osamu
Kawakami, Hiroshi
Shiose, Takayuki
Keywords: discoveries
Issue Date: Nov-2007
Publisher: JAIST Press
Abstract: The word "serendipity" was introduced to the field of science by Merton while studying the progress of science and noticed that accidental discoveries often contributed to its progress. We have developed a serendipity-card system to increase discovery encounters because we believe the concept of serendipity works in the relations of subjects. In education, when students experience the satisfaction of finding something by themselves through serendipitous patterns, their motivation for research is raised since they have an interest in and responsibility for particular subjects. The purpose for using the concept of serendipity is not to obtain high efficiency but to think about "the deepness in events," as suggested by Katai. Consequently, discovery encounters are to be increased in such environments. We introduce a curriculum called "Serendipity and Creativity" to use serendipity in education with support theories for making accidental discoveries. In the era when computers and manuals take away the time of consideration from human beings in programmed fields, the practical use of serendipity recovers a habit of observation and consideration.
Description: The original publication is available at JAIST Press http://www.jaist.ac.jp/library/jaist-press/index.html
KICSS 2007 : The Second International Conference on Knowledge, Information and Creativity Support Systems : PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONFERENCE, November 5-7, 2007, [Ishikawa High-Tech Conference Center, Nomi, Ishikawa, JAPAN]
Language: ENG
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10119/4087
ISBN: 9784903092089
Appears in Collections:KICSS 2007

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