Graduate Course: EDU 526 - Fostering Creative Thinking and Innovation in the Classroom

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  • Price: $800.00
  • Dates: May 13 - June 30, 2019 In class meeting dates- 5/18, 6/1, 6/24, 6/25
  • Professors: Mark Eisenhuth and Chris Palochak
  • Location: Chester County Intermediate Unit, Downingtown, PA

This course is designed to demystify creativity and innovation. Students will discover that all human beings have a great deal of creative potential and will employ techniques for tapping into this immense, cognitive resource. Participants will research, learn, and discuss the most recent and widely accepted creativity theories: the thoughts of Keith Sawyer, Ronald Beghetto, and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi will be examined. Coursework will include students/instructors learning how to, and putting into practice: brainstorming techniques, team problem solving practices, and applying these methods to examine, dissect, and solve problems they face in life and in their classrooms. Through these highly engaging, interactive, and reflective activities we will change the way teachers and administrators view creativity, and ultimately reshape classroom pedagogy. Making American students more innovative and better problem solvers will be the end goal of the course experience.