Spatial attributes of learning environments that catalyze the mental and socio-psychological factors enhancing design students’ creativity

Atak Akbulut, Hazal
This study aims at extracting the relationality of spatial attributes with the mental and socio-psychological attributes that enhance the process of creativity. To do this, the study investigates these attributes and the generation of a creative act, defined as novel and valuable. In this way, the study aims at reaching the spatial attributes which can be implemented in designing a creativity stimulating environment. Previous studies describe creativity as a social process. In the various phases of this process, different mental, social and psychological attributes come into play. In this study, the context of this issue is approached through the differentiation of mental, social and psychological attributes that come into play in each phase of the process of creativity, revealing different activity patterns and this generates the differing needs in a spatial configuration. In line with this approach, the survey is carried out in the case area of METU Faculty of Architecture, using the design students as subjects. The study examines the design students’ perceptions of this issue and traces the activity patterns and spatial configurations revealed in the literature review. At the same time, the METU Faculty of Architecture is evaluated with respect to the spatial attributes that may have positive and negative effect on students' creativity.


Students’ perceptions and motivations of a blended course guided by good practice principles and motivation
Kocaman Karoğlu, Aslıhan; Özden, M. Yaşar; Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technology (2009)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the perceptions of learners in the blended course relative to the use of Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education. Additionally through the motivational requirements specified by Keller’s ARCS motivational design model, students’ motivations were analyzed. Thus the study was designed to determine student motivation in a blended environment in relation to Keller’s ARCS motivational design model. For these research aims, a traditional course wa...
Examining Cognitive Creativity as an Individual Difference in Second Language Acquisition
Pıpes, Ashleıgh Carter(2017-12-31)
This study examines cognitive creativity as an individual difference and its role in processes and outcomes of second language acquisition. The study explores relationships between participants’ creativity, as measured by the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking, and their course grades, narrative structure use, and communication strategy use.
Antecedents and consequences of shared mental model for service teams
Karanfil, Derya; Sümer, Hayriye Canan; Department of Psychology (2014)
The aim of the present study was to examine personality traits of Agreeableness, Extraversion, Conscientiousness, and their facets (i.e., Trust, Cooperation, Warmth, and Achievement Striving) as antecedents and team performance, viability and potency as consequences of shared mental model (SMM). In the present study, SMM was operationalized both implicitly (i.e., relatedness ratings) and explicitly (i.e., questionnaire). In this regard, the study hypotheses were analyzed separately for two implicit SMM meas...
Optimal and human eye movements to clustered low value cues to increase decision rewards during search
ECKSTEIN, Miguel P.; SCHOONVELD, Wade; ZHANG, Sheng; MACK, Stephen C.; Akbaş, Emre (Elsevier BV, 2015-08-01)
Rewards have important influences on the motor planning of primates and the firing of neurons coding visual information and action. When eye movements to a target are differentially rewarded across locations, primates execute saccades towards the possible target location with the highest expected value, a product of sensory evidence and potentially earned reward (saccade to maximum expected value model, sMEV). Yet, in the natural world eye movements are not directly rewarded. Their role is to gather informa...
Kilic, Eylem; Yıldırım, Zahide (SAGE Publications, 2012-01-01)
This study investigated the learners' satisfaction, motivation, and mental effort in Goal Based Scenario centered 3D multimedia learning environment (GBSc3DM). The design of the GBSc3DM was based on the Cognitive Load Theory (CLT) principles. Two versions of the GBSc3DM were developed. While Cognitive Load Theory principles were taken into account and implemented in the design of the first version (+CLT), those principles were not applied in the design of the second version (CLT). A total of 82 9th grade hi...
Citation Formats
H. Atak Akbulut, “Spatial attributes of learning environments that catalyze the mental and socio-psychological factors enhancing design students’ creativity,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2014.