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Creativity: What's culture got to do with it?


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Innovation! Imagination! Originality! Invention!

Students who are creative thinkers and problem solvers are students who are well prepared for the 21st century, but is our current educational model killing their creativity? In this 3-credit hour course, participants will learn the importance of fostering creativity in today’s students, how students can’t be standardized, and what’s necessary to build school cultures that promote creativity. Participants will have the opportunity to investigate topics such as creativity in the job market, the school “pipeline,” the academic/vocational caste system, as well as topics that challenge current practices and give practical strategies for developing creative thinkers ready to take on the 21st century world.

Required Text: Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education (2015) By Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica. Viking, New York, NY.

Credit: 3 graduate credit hours

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